I recently asked Boston Bruins rookie winger Blake Wheeler, “Who will get into their first fight first, you or Phil Kessel?”
Wheeler didn’t hesitate to say it’ll be him, adding “I don’t want to see that” when referring to the idea of Kessel trying to duke it out.
As for his first fight, Wheeler’s looking forward to getting it out of the way the same way he’s added his first NHL goal, point, etc., to his resume.
“It’s one of those things, where I’m not skating around looking for it. But within a game if something happens, it’s part of the game. I’d like to get it out of the way so you don’t have to worry about it. I guess I haven’t really thought about it. It’s just one of those things that it’ll happen when it happens.”