Some friendly competition is bringing out the best in three young defenseman bidding to make the Minnesota Wild roster.
Matt Dumba, Christian Folin and Gustav Olofsson may be vying for one spot on the blue line -- the Wild have five returnees expected to hold down spots -- but they're using that as motivation to not only push themselves but each other to get better.
"We have a really good competitive situation," Folin said. "We're all good friends and are trying to push each other. It's a win-win situation because we’re pushing each other to get better every day."