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ANZE KOPITAR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Los Angeles Kings: An Anze Kopitar contract extension may be in the works

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2016 NHL offseason, especially if that’s the year that a team’s star forward is about to become a free agent. That would be the case for the Los Angeles Kings as power-forward Anze Kopitar’s contract is set to expire as free agency begins in the summer of 2016. The 27-year-old center has been a key part of the King’s recent...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: why they missed the playoffs

Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Kings, they will not have the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons. On Thursday night, the Kings needed to win against the Calgary Flames in order to remain eligible for the playoffs. However, the Kings found themselves disappointed as they lost 3-1 to the Flames. The final blow to L.A.’s season came as the wild-card team...
Via isportsweb.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: Desperate push for the playoffs

The Los Angeles Kings are about to finish a 5-game road trip on Monday against the Chicago Blackhawks. So far, the Kings have won three of the four games on the road trip as they beat the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and New York Islanders but lost on Saturday night to the trending Minnesota Wild. With one more game on the road trip, the Kings will look to gain two more points...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 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

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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

Top 5 Anze Kopitar Goals Of This Season

Anze Kopitar is by far the Los Angeles Kings most valuable asset. His two-way style of play is what earned him the nomination, and quite a strong case, for the Selke trophy this year. Kopitar finished the regular season with the fourth best +/- in the league at 34, displaying his ability to play of both sides of the ice. In the playoffs he is an entirely different beast. He currently...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Los Angeles Kings made the playoffs

Anze Kopitar puts a move on a defender. The Los Angeles Kings are set to begin their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. At times this season, it appeared that the Kings may not even make the playoffs. Their offense has been a huge problem for most of the year, but their defense constantly shut teams down all year and put them in positions to win games...
Via isportsweb.com
April 15, 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. "I don't think anybody from...
Via Fox Sports West
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kopitar's Slovenia tops Austria, advances in Sochi

Anze Kopitar scored 5:29 into the first period to help Slovenia beat Austria 4-0 on Tuesday in the qualification round of the Olympics, extending the experience of playing for his father in international competition. The Olympic hockey rookies will face top-seeded and 2006 Olympic champion Sweden on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Kopitar, who plays for the Los Angeles Kings, is...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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