Thumbs up, thumbs down report for December 7th

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Dylan Burn’s Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up: Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane broke the Chicago Blackhawks’ record for consecutive games scoring a point. His streak now stands at 22 games. The all-time record is held by Wayne Gretzky, which is 51 games.

That record may not be reached, but’s Rob Vollman wrote about how Kane’s record may be more impressive.

"In absolute terms, Gretzky’s all-time record of scoring in 51 consecutive games is out of reach, but Kane has had a larger share of Chicago’s total offense during his streak than Gretzky had of the Edmonton offense during his. Kane has either scored or assisted on 57.4 percent of Chicago’s scoring throughout this streak, compared to 51.2 percent for Gretzky during his 1983-84 streak."

Says Dylan, “Tying Bobby Hull‘s record for a points streak by an American born player should be enough to earn him a thumbs up. He’s so locked in, it’s hard to see this streak coming to an end.”

Thumbs Down: Derrick Rose

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The hits to Derrick Rose keep coming. He has been struggling with his shot this season, and even when someone comes to his defense, as John Calipari recently did, it sounds bad.

Calipari said that Rose had a low threshold of pain.

“I coached Derrick, so here’s what I know. He will defer to his team. Now I will say this, and he knows this, he doesn’t have a real high pain threshold,” Calipari said. “He’s one of those guys, and while he’s getting injured, he knows ‘I gotta be right.’

“When you’re an athlete like Derrick Rose, it is really important that you’re healthy. He’s beating you with speed, with explosiveness. And if I’m the Bulls, I don’t want him at 70 percent. We gotta get him at a 100.”

Of course, Calipari went on to say that the Bulls would win because of Rose, but that was buried.

Says Dylan, “Rose just hasn’t played well recently. Last night was a little better, but he was shooting 27 percent from the field in his last four games prior to last night. Once the vision clears up (if it ever does) it’ll be interesting to see what kind of numbers he puts up.”

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