Count Kopitar has arrived

In celebration of Anze Kopitar's first NHL hat trick, I decided that the next King to be immortalized on a gourd should be the Slovenian Stunner.

Now, before you say anything, let me admit to something. When transferring an actual image to a pumpkin, some caveats are given. Since it's impossible to have floating pieces within a cutout, you have to tether things to the sides of the face. Also, the one thing that I had to include were his sunken eyes, which to some people, makes him look like Frankenberry from the Halloween cereal. But since I can't really show depth in a 2-D image, my decision to outline Kopitar's eyes makes him look like he's a goth vampire.

But that's O.K., since Slovenia is located very close to Transylvania (click here for a quick geography lesson). It seems to me that being compared to Vlad the Impaler is far more favorable than calling him a strawberry-flavored robot. Plus, if yuo so desire, you could add some fangs to Anze's teeth, to give it a scarier feel.

And, if being carved into a gourd wasn't enough kudos for the Kings' phenom, how about his home country's jersey going on sale over at However, the only size left is medium.

Click here for the pattern... Later today, I'll throw up some Kings logo patterns for everyone's use. And remember, send me you pics! I wanna see what you can do...

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