Jamie Benn is missing the action ever since the NHL has shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he was quite nostalgic on Tuesday’s video conference calls with other players from his division.
The Dallas Stars’ captain made a funny revelation during the call, stating that he’s asked Blake Wheeler to fight him almost every game that the Stars and Jets have matched up.
“I like playing the game hard, and I try to play the right way,” Benn said. “I have a lot of fun with it. I do a lot of talking on the ice to other players. I know me and Wheels, I think I ask him to fight every game we play.”
Wheeler responded: “There was one game, I think we faced off against each other like 20 times. He asked me to fight 20 times. Like third period, tied game, whatever.”
The funny thing is that despite playing against the Jets 32 times since they moved to Winnipeg in 2011-12, Benn and Wheeler have never dropped the gloves.
Ever funnier is that the two men met last summer and enjoyed hanging out!
“I don’t think I ever met you, Wheels, until last summer in Toronto. We had a good time. We had a couple laughs and a couple cold ones over it. I think I came out of the gates hot again this year and asked him to go one more time.”
Maybe next time the Stars and Jets face off, we will finally get the long-awaited fight!