Kings Links - Happy Birthday Edition

Lots of birthdays today. And the NHL awards are tonight.

I know everyone is on absolute pins and needles about who might win awards tonight!

Kings News

Eric has your awards preview here.

Also, today is Jarret Stoll's birthday so get on the twitter and wish him a happy birthday.

Sharing his birthday are Bernie Nicholls and the esteemed Jon Rosen. Get on the twitter and wish them both happy berfdays!

LA Kings Insider

REPORT: KINGS TO TRAVEL SECOND-FEWEST MILES IN PACIFIC A refreshingly, not horrendously grueling schedule for a change. The Kings are tied with the Winnipeg Jets for least amount of back-to-backs.

INFLUENCES, HIP CHECKS DISCUSSED WITH ROB BLAKE Rosen chatted with the former star defenseman about his infamous hitting style.

Battle of California

Battle of California 2014-15 Schedule: Anaheim vs. San Jose vs. Los Angeles ICYMI, BOC broke down the schedule of when all three California teams face each other. LA sees SJ and Anaheim five times each.

In Other News

Winging It In Motown

UFA Targets as Fast Food Establishments A humorous look at free agents and comparing them to popular fast food chains.

Japers' Rink

2014 NHL Draft: On Quality of Competition for CHL Defensemen Quantifying the reliability of draft eligible defensemen.

The Score

Why you should hope your favorite team drafts an NCAA hockey player Basically, age and development time translate to greater success. It's a good article to read, though.