With the Stanley Cup celebrations in Los Angeles dying down, Kings players are starting to scatter to various places to enjoy their shortened summer and spend time with family and friends. Of course, for Anze Kopitar, that meant a trip to his native Slovenia. Kopitar’s day with the Stanley Cup in Slovenia will take place next week, and recently Kopitar spoke with local reporter Aleš Smrekar for an extensive interview. A huge thank you goes out to blog reader ”QueenInVan,” who made an extraordinary effort to translate the interview and email it, so that I could share it with all of you. Here it is…

Question: Congratulations on having the kind of success that, a few years back, Slovenian hockey fans couldn’t even imagine would have any kind of Slovenian ingredient in the mix…

KOPITAR:
”Thank you very much. Maybe the regular season didn’t look as promising, but things turned around in December and ended in the best possible way.”
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