Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kopitar Commentary: "We Fooled Them all"
The story of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in the first weekend was the fact that highly touted Team U.S.A. dropped a 3-0 clunker to Team Europe. Apparently, coming as the heavy underdogs after being shellacked by a team of 23-and-unders in their first two exhibition games suits the European team. Team Europe came out with a surpisingly structured, steady victory over the Americans to open the tournament. It was a victory that left Team U.S.A. reeling ahead of its Tuesday matchup with Team Canada. It was also a victory that left Team Europe captain Anze Kopitar smiling. Check out this bit of tomfoolery from Kopitar on the bench: