Here comes Kopitar
From an entry on this blog on July 31, 2005 (the day after the NHL entry draft):
Los Angeles. Anze Kopitar's stock prior to the draft was through the roof, which makes it all the more puzzling that the big Slovene fell this far before being snapped up at 11th. Another easy choice for a GM, as Dave Taylor made no mistake in taking the right guy. Imagine the potential horror for Canucks fans (Vancouver picked 10th) should Kopitar live up to his enormous billing.Let's just say it's not difficult to envision a scenario where Vancouver fans are cursing Luc Bourdon's name for the next 15 years or so.
As for Kopitar, Pierre LeBrun of the Canadian Press had a nice story today about the young Slovene that's well worth a read.