Most importantly, he passes the "eye-ball test." Watching him in the Rebels vs Tigers game tonight, I can't believe he wasn't drafted. The kid looks like 2nd line talent for sure, maybe even top line. He even plays quaterback on the powerplay.
With all the talk about the Wing's draft picks, I think its time Willie got some respect.
Oh, it seems Ken Holland is in attendance. I'm sure he's enjoying the game.
edit: I hope Willie isn't just playing above his head. I think he could just be hyped about his new contract with the Wings and playing beyond his talent. I hope not, I hope he's the real deal because he looks great. He coulda had a nice goal in the third if (what's his name) hadn't fanned on the pass.
edit: I think he's on pace for over 130 points. How much might he drop off that pace by the end of the year? I hope not much