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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...
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Anze Kopitar Fantasy Rankings 2014 2015

Year Team GP G A PTS +/- 2006 LAK 72 20 41 61 -12 2007 LAK 82 32 45 77 -15 2008 LAK 82 27 39 66 -17 2009 LAK 82 34 47 81 6 2010 LAK 75 25 48 73 25 2011 LAK 82 25 51 76 12 2012 LAK 47 10 32 42 14 2013 LAK 82 29 41 70 34 Anze Kopitar |

The role of the captain in NHL has changed

With the announcement by the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday that there would be no team captain, with four alternates acting as a pseudo-captain’s committee instead, there was a bit of talk about just what the Canadiens were doing. How could they go without a captain, especially given their rich history of leaders? How can a team go forward without a clearly defined leader? You name...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Anze Kopitar brings the Cup to Kopiwood, Slovenia

Anze Kopitar brought the Stanley Cup to “Kopiwood”, Slovenia during his scheduled day with the game’s greatest trophy. He was joined on the trip by Bailey, LA’s mascot. BFFs travel together. RT @keeperofthecup: @AnzeKopitar and @BaileyLAKings pose in Kopiwood, Slovenia. #kopicupday pic.twitter.com/O0rYGZR64x — NHL (@NHL) July 14, 2014 Though it’s neat seeing Kopitar...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Kopitar and his dog enjoy a Stanley Cup-themed breakfast

There are few things more endearing than a man and his dog. Or in this case, a Stanley Cup winner and his hockey-loving pup. Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar took the Stanley Cup trophy to his home country of Slovenia for the second time. But instead of seeing the sights, Kopitar decided to enjoy a quiet breakfast of cereal with his dog. The pup, Gustl, got his own mini Stanley...
Via Fox Sports West
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar Has The Top Corsi

Yesterday I posted the top 20 players in the 2013/14 season by their Corsi rating.  This is a measure of a team's puck possession when a given player is on the ice.  We will want to turn it into a more individualized ranking with some adjustments to the numbers, right now it is an extremely team dependent number.  The league leader is Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Anze Kopitar helps Slovenia leave mark in Olympics

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Slovenia's improbable Olympic run might have fallen short of the medal podium but to Kings forward Anze Kopitar, it was a priceless experience that helped advance the sport in his home country and one that he never would have traded for time off. "We opened up some eyes in the hockey world," Kopitar said, following Monday's practice. "...
Via Fox Sports West
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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Anze Kopitar takes puck to the face

The Los Angeles Kings pulled off a playoff miracle on Thursday night, grabbing a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks from the jaws of defeat with two late goals. But the Kings almost didn’t have their best player on the ice for the big finish, as center Anze Kopitar took a puck to the face early in the third period, opening up a serious cut that needed to be closed. After a trip...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Kopitar injures knee as labor talks continue

Kings center Anze Kopitar injured his right knee Saturday while playing for Mora IK of Swedens Allsvenskan hockey league but preliminary indications were that its not serious and is not likely to keep him out for more than two to three weeks. Its nothing to be alarmed with, Kopitars agent, Pat Brisson, said by phone. Brisson said more would be known after Kopitar undergoes tests...
Via Fox Sports West
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Kopitar close to deal in Sweden

The first name from the Kings on the verge of an agreement with a European hockey team during the NHL lockout is a big one. It's Anze Kopitar. The Kings' star center will be playing for Mora IK of the Swedish league, said his agent, Pat Brisson of Creative Artists Agency, on Monday afternoon. What made Mora so attractive to Kopitar was that his younger brother Gasper is...
Via Fox Sports West
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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