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Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award
Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award

For a long time, Anze Kopitar seemed like one of the NHL's best-kept secrets. The Kings knew how skillful the Slovenian center is at both ends of the ice, and teams he faced on a regular basis knew they were in for a battle. But not until last season, as the Kings drove toward their second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons, did Kopitar earn enough fame outside the Western Conference to gain support for a major individual award. He was in the top three in voting for the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL's top defensive forward. His disappointment in not winning didn't last. "The most important thing is within this facility, that the guys and people around know...

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