May. 1, 2012
Players fall to injuries all the time--especially, it would appear, in Chicago. In their most recent seasons, the Bears and the Blackhawks’ saw their cornerstone players, Jay Cutler and Jonathan Toews respectively, sidelined by injuries. But when Derrick Rose went down in the first game of the playoffs Saturday, it felt different: This was our guy; this was our year. This felt like a death.