Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson attended prep school together at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota and, in the process, became close friends.
Almost like brothers.
The kind of brothers who would arm-wrestle to see who gets the last strip of bacon at breakfast.
"We've always been competitive with each other, in a very healthy way," Johnson said. "We definitely don't let the other one win, as much as we can.
"Whatever it was, we'd always make a game out of it, try to beat each other in whatever it was. When we had a free weekend to go out and play a tennis match, you'd have thought it was Wimbledon.
"We're both probably not really very good, but it got really competitive. I think that's a cool thing, in a lot of ways."
I can picture this way too easily.