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Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 12 – with Gasper Kopitar

Your wait is over!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 12 includes…
– Interview with Gasper Kopitar (talking ManchVegas, scouting, insight galore)
– Full story behind a recent chat with Chris Sutter
– Notes on plans for Nikolai Prokhorkin and Matt Luff
– Injury updates on Gabe Vilardi and Derek Forbort
– Ron Hextall’s role with The […]

Gasper Kopitar drawing rave reviews with ECHL’s Ontario Reign

While Team Slovenia and older brother Anze continue to gather big headlines over at the Sochi Olympics, Gasper Kopitar is grinding his way through the ECHL. Once thought to be a likely member of the squad his native country would send to Russia, the younger Kopitar took a few months off earlier this year, preventing […]

One-on-One Interview with Gasper Kopitar

Gasper Kopitar (Bryce Loshman photo)

Anze Kopitar had scored five goals this month. Gasper Kopitar just one.
Last Saturday, Anze went on the shelf. Thousands of miles away, younger Gasper was skating in a junior game with the Des Moines Buccaneers, probably trying to go top shelf (and adding to his nine goals on the season).
While it […]

Gasper and Anze still setting people straight on the Kopitar Bros

It’s easy for some to watch the above video clip and begin wondering if there’s another Slovenian Sniper on his way up through the LA Kings system. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
First off, Gasper Kopitar is signed to an ECHL-only deal with the Ontario Reign, so he’s not even Kings property. […]

Anze Kopitar on Younger Brother Gasper

Yesterday we brought you a one-on-one chat with the other Kopitar, Gasper.
Five years younger than Kings’ star center Anze, Gasper is currently playing in the USHL and living the dream, as they say.
He’s biding his time and honing his skills, just waiting for the possible chance to someday play in the NHL. However, at times, […]

Kopitar on Reign Going Back to Texas Up 3-2 in Western Conf Final

Overcoming the odds is nothing new to Gasper Kopitar. His hockey career has taken him from a brief stint with the WHL Portland Winterhawks to captaining the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. He then went to Europe and played for Mora IK, where his brother Anze later joined him during the 2012 NHL lockout. […]

Kopitar on Sutter – ‘My old man is pretty close to Darryl’

Post-game quotes from Anze Kopitar…
On the Kings improvement throughout the game:
“Yeah, I think in the second period we obviously picked it up. We got some pucks on the net. We couldn’t do that in the first period because we didn’t really have the puck. We started throwing it around and in the end we found […]

Mattias Norstrom talks Anze Kopitar and coaching plans

As mentioned in an article earlier this week, former Kings captain Mattias Norstrom was back in Los Angeles recently to work on a documentary he’s putting together about youth hockey in California. We’ve already posted his thoughts about the Kings winning the Stanley Cup and the guest of honor at tomorrow’s Appreciation Ceremony, Ian Laperriere. […]

VIDEO: Anze Kopitar explains the knee injury and recovery

Among all the hope and excitement at today’s opening of LA Kings training camp, hanging thick in the air though was the fact that two of their best players weren’t on the ice. Defenseman Willie Mitchell is expected to be out for several weeks and wasn’t even seen at the training facility. On the other […]

Confirmed: Anze Kopitar suffered a knee injury in Sweden

Center Anze Kopitar, who was the first member of the LA Kings to sign overseas during the lockout, suffered a knee injury in Sweden earlier today.
According to reports from the Stockholm Globe Arena, the damage took place late in the first period of a game between Mora and their cross town rival, Leksands. Kopitar was […]