Feel free to merge this with another thread if needed. I'd like to put the idea out there that Little has officially lost a step. Rightfully so for someone who has had the injuries that he has sustained over the past two seasons. He's mobility in his back looks to be completely gone and he's not really able to reach backwards at all. Can't really bend his legs as he always needs his back to be almost upright. Little used to be our best player at suppressing other teams break outs, he was always able to close a gap quickly on the forecheck and was great at rolling off bodies and controlling the puck. It looks like these days he's having trouble reacting to plays quick enough, I assume it's because he's in some considerable pain while he's playing. You'll noticed that there are a number of plays were Little can't keep the puck moving in the right direction takes too long to gather in a pass and secure the puck. Maybe he's just dealing with a little bump or bruise... But this seems to be a bit consistent now. Playing an aging vet that has lack of mobility with two young up and coming stars does seems a bit off.