Jets Bryan Little keeps coming up big

Winnipeg Jets centre Bryan Little scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during NHL action...

Winnipeg Jets centre Bryan Little scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during NHL action in Winnipeg Monday, November 4, 2013. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

CHICAGO - Remember that long-standing debate about whether or not Bryan Little is actually a first-line centre?

Little is doing his part to quiet the doubters once again during the early stages of the new season.

With a goal and an assist in Monday’s 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings, the Winnipeg Jets top pivot leds his team with eight goals and 13 points in 16 games.

Little was asked if his hot start reminded him of the 2008-09 campaign when he scored 31 times for the Atlanta Thrashers.

“I’ve had some quick starts before and I know that sometimes you can’t keep that pace forever, you’re bound to go through some tough times when it seems like nothing goes in,” said Little. “There are some similarities, but each year is so different. You’re playing with different players, different team. That start is similar but you never know, it’s a long season.”

Last season, Little found himself snake-bitten around the net and was more of a set-up guy on the top l


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