Glass Totally Full: "I feel great and [can] barely wait for the season to start."

Anze's Eleven (Official Anze Kopitar player site): Anze Before Departure to States

Early morning on [September 5], Kopi takes off back to California, where he will join his teammates in Los Angeles [at Kings'] training camp. [...]

His training base this summer was [the] town of Bled. Joined by Gasper, his younger brother, and few other Slovenian players, he was trained and guided by father Matjaz.

"[...] Close to zero off days, no vacation and lots of training. Most of my program was similar to past summer workouts, but we did increase intensity. I am in optimum [condition] and I hope that management in Los Angeles will confirm it as I come over. I feel great and [can] barely wait for [the] season to start."

"Everything about [my] injury is normal. My leg doesn't hurt anymore, it actually didn't all through summer and I could focus on my workout. Obviously there were some drills that have been modified, but all in all it went better than planned." [...]

"We were one of very active teams on the market during summer. We landed strong deals and we did get players that will help us on our path to [the Cup]. On the other hand, we did lose Wayne [Simmonds] and Brayden [Schenn] in these deals and I hope that they will both fit into [their] new teams. I didn't talk to them yet, but I am hoping to have a chat once I am back in [the] States." [...]

"The goal is clear [...]. But there are many steps to it. As a team we need to be much more constant through all 82 games [...]. For the past two seasons we were eliminated in first round. Now we must take this huge step forward and go past round one."