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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/11/16

The New York Islanders are back in action tonight as they host the Los Angeles Kings who continue their East Coast swing. Los Angeles, led by Anze Kopitar, have been Kings of the road this season, going an impressive 17-7-2, helping them solidify their spot atop the Pacific Division. With a win tonight, the Islanders can use the schedule to their advantage and pull away from the...
Via Islanders Insight
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Is Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar Underrated?

We all know who Anze Kopitar is. Alternate captain for the Los Angeles Kings, two-time Stanley Cup champion and an amazing elite NHL center. Though he doesn’t lead the league in points and goals every single year, he goes completely under the radar. Seriously. The first-line center, who signed a huge extension with the Kings in mid-January, was snubbed in All-Star voting. What’s...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kopitar leads Kings past Ducks 3-2 in tight Freeway Faceoff

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Vincent Lecavalier added a power-play goal and the Los Angeles Kings opened the Freeway Faceoff rivalry series for the season with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Tyler Toffoli scored and Jonathan Quick made 30 saves for the Kings, who beat their Southern California archrivals in regulation for the...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings extend Anze Kopitar’s stay

When the news came out on Jan. 16 that Anze Kopitar got an extension on his contract with the Los Angeles Kings it came as no surprise. No information was released on the financial aspect of the deal, but the contract extended his stay as a King for eight more years. According to the Kings’ website, the contract starts at the beginning of the 2016-17 season and goes until the end...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Kings overpay Anze Kopitar?

After a week of “will he or won’t he”, Anze Kopitar reached an $80 million deal over eight years with an average AAV of $10 million a year. The deal is front loaded and in his first year he will make $14 million and it descends downward over the course of the contract. In the last four years, there is a modified no-trade clause as well. The deal had been reportedly agreed...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings lock up center Anze Kopitar with 8-year, $80M contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) Center Anze Kopitar has agreed to an eight-year, $80 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. Kopitar's agent on Saturday confirmed the terms of the contract, which makes the 28-year-old Slovenian star one of the NHL's highest-paid players. Kopitar was scheduled to be a free agent this summer, but the deal conceivably keeps the two-time Stanley Cup...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar’s Huge Contract Makes Patrice Bergeron’s Look Even Better

Anze Kopitar won his own version of the Powerball on Saturday, signing a massive contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings that will make him one of the highest-paid players in the NHL. Kopitar’s new deal reportedly will pay the 28-year-old center $80 million over the next eight seasons — an average annual value of $10 million. Only Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar's dog trolls Maple Leafs over 49-year Cup drought

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the NHL’s most storied franchises -- and according to Forbes, its second-most valuable.The Los Angeles Kings’ history book contains far fewer pages, and rank ninth on Forbes’ list.But recent years have seen the fortunes (on ice, anyway) change, with the Kings winning two Stanley Cups in the past four-plus seasons and the Maple Leafs having...
Via Fox Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake Allen makes great glove save on Kopitar

Who doesn’t love a good glove save? Jake Allen flashed the mitt, robbing Anze Kopitar of a glorious scoring opportunity. Kopitar’s reaction pretty much sums things up. Kopitar reacts to Allen's save. "Wow" — Stephanie (@myregularface) November 4, 2015   The post Video: Jake Allen makes a spectacular glove save on Anze Kopitar appeared...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar, Goran Dragic and the rise of Slovenia

In 2014, the mythical home of dragons started slaying them in the sports world. It was the middle of the night in the United States in February, and Slovenia was preparing to play a hockey game in Sochi, Russia. Before the puck dropped, the Slovenes had already become the story of the tournament. At the […] The post Anze Kopitar, Goran Dragic And The Rise Of Slovenia appeared...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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