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January 10, 2014 5:45 pm feature: Loosened Reign

Gasper Kopitar, Anze’s younger brother, had a challenging start to the 2013-14 season. After an encouraging beginning to his professional career with Mora IK in Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan a season ago, points and quality opportunities weren’t finding him when the team reconvened in September. After returning to Los Angeles for his next opportunity with an eye on playing in Europe, the possibility of playing for the ECHL’s Ontario Reign began to take shape. Though he wasn’t selected to represent Slovenia at the 2014 Winter Olympics, he’s had a fine start with the Kings’ ECHL affiliate and scored a key goal with his family in attendance last weekend.

Learn more about it in Loosened Reign, my feature from this past week. And while you’re reading the story, why not listen to play by play broadcaster Jesse Liebman call tonight’s game against the Bakersfield Condors? The game begins at 7:00 p.m. and is accessible via desktop computers and mobile devices.

Here’s a no spoilers video to accompany the story.

Previous features:
Halfway There
Robyn’s Flight
Net Gains
Mark Morris: An Open Door
Darryl Sutter: Playing Hardball
Another Go
Dining Out with Willie Mitchell
Kings of CHLA
West is Best
Their Words
Numbers Aside
Follow Me
Talk About It
Padded Down
Little Time for Rest
Make Them Better
Comfort Level
Getting There
Will to Win
Buying In
Fine Tuning
Battle Tested
Smooth and Selke
Up, Up and Away
In Their Eyes
Work in Progress
Scuderi’s Actions Speak
Brown’s Model a Path for Doughty

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