Kopitar talks Jeff Carter, Ryan Getzlaf and Anaheim Ducks

Comments from LA Kings forward Anze Kopitar in advance of tonight’s game in Anaheim…
On playing with Jeff Carter:

“I’ve played on the line with him for quite a bit lately and he makes it look really easy. He’s definitely, I think, one of the top natural goal scorers in the league and that’s what he does.”
On [...]

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. [...]

Kopitar on extra pressure with Carter out

On Jeff Carter going on injured reserve:
“It’s definitely tough to see when a player goes down, regardless of who he is. With Jeff, the guy going down is definitely a loss for us, but that’s the way it is. We are going to have to find a way to score goals and put up points [...]

Kopitar on Toffoli and Vey call-ups with Carter out injured

In a story reported earlier on MayorsManor, the Kings are in the process of making a series of roster moves – including putting Jeff Carter on the injured list, then calling up both Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey from Manchester.
Following the team’s practice this morning in El Segundo, here’s what Anze Kopitar had to say about things…
On [...]

Anze Kopitar gets first goal, talks 7-4 win over Coyotes

It looks like everybody in Los Angeles is going to need to find something new to talk about this weekend.  The world has been set back on its axis, as Anze Kopitar has finally scored his first goal of the season.
In fact, it seems the formula for success may be quite simple for the 26-year-old [...]

Instant Quotes – Kopitar talks Kings 3-2 loss to Flames

Instant quotes from Kings locker room following their 3-2 loss to the visiting Calgary Flames.
First up, Anze Kopitar…
On how the team has been playing up until tonight:
“You have to play every night like that. It’s not enough to play four good games, and a couple slides, and four good ones. It’s a matter of being [...]

Kings camp 2013, Day 1 – Anze Kopitar quotes

Raw quotes from Anze Kopitar following the morning session on Thursday, Day 1 of Kings training camp…
How was it out there today?
“It was good, it was good to be back.  It was definitely different from last year.  During the Summer you know you have a goal, you have time, dates, that you have to be [...]

LA Kings Media Roundtable Part 2 – talking Anze Kopitar

Last week we posted the first cut from the annual KingsCast summer forum – aka the LA Kings Media Roundtable. Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we spent time debating key issues currently surrounding the franchise. In the initial video we focused on free agency, Dustin Brown’s upcoming contract and Tyler [...]

Lombardi weighs in on the Kopitar mystery, plus overall health of team

Yesterday we posted comments from Kings forward Anze Kopitar after specifically asking if he was injured during the team’s playoff run this year (Why not start the end-of-season conference call off with a bang, right?).
Basically, the Slovenian center confirmed our earlier reports that he wasn’t injured. So, what exactly was going on that saw his [...]

Kopitar – no significant injury during the playoffs, no surgery coming

When your cap hit is more than a million dollars above every other forward on the team, high expectations come with the territory. So when Anze Kopitar scored just 10 goals during the regular season and had only two more through 17 post-season contests, it wasn’t surprising that questions were popping up all around him. In [...]