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The Slovenian Sport: Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings Is Freakishly Good

Published by on November 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Now, if you ask me who the leading scorer in the NHL is right now, I'd guess Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby. I might think Evgeny Malkin or Pavel Datsyuk. There's an outside shot it's Zach Parise or Henrik Zetterburg. You ask me where he's from, and there's no way I'm saying Slovenia.

Honestly, Slovenia sounds like a made up country. Isn't that where Boris and Natasha from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon came from? My geographical ignorance isn't completely unfounded. This country is so new the CIA world fact book gives me a map, a flag, and nothing else. Oh and the capital is Ljubljana. But we all knew that.

Slovenia, with its two million people and one thousand registered hockey players and one tiny port on the Ad...

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