There certainly haven't been many positives for the Guelph Storm this season, particularly since Christmas.
The team has an 8-21 record (4-9 at home), with 14 of those losses by three or more goals. Many nights, they've been over early.
But there has been one bright spot: the play of defenceman Kyle Rhodes.
Likely considered expendable at the trade deadline,
Since, the the
Those numbers aren't meant to shed light on the woes of the latter three (Bobby Orr would be a minus on this team) but rather to show how well
And played a lot.
With the trading of Noah Carroll, the injuries to Austin Hall and Levi Tetrault and the suspension to Garrett McFadden,
It's not easy playing that much against the other team's top line, when the game is in your end of the rink much of the time.
There are a lot of offensive-minded blueliners on this team that like to rush the puck and join the rush.
Tetrault and Hall are cut from the same cloth, but injuries have put both of them on the sidelines, highlighting even more just how valuable that style of defenceman is to a team.
Up until the trade deadline I doubt
Now I'm not so sure. Likely the team isn't either.