Maybe it's more about him than it is our lineup. Maybe the front office sees something you don't. This is totally new toy syndrome. Because how often do we ever get a player from the AHL and think he could've been better if he were called up sooner? I can't think of any examples. Either the player comes up and is what we thought he'd be, or he's a disappointment in the way that time in the AHL had nothing to do with it.
I think part of it is that this fanbase wants to see more young top talent. Tatar is definitely a start.
The Wings' fanbase wants to see a Jordan Eberle, or a Sean Couturier, etc.
We want to see impactful young guys. Obviously they aren't a dime-a-dozen, but we WANT!