Luongo returns; Hamburglar hysteria in Ottawa; Miller still out (Puck Headlines)

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VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 14: Fin, the mascot of the Vancouver Canucks, gives a young player a squirt between periods of their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena March 14, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 14: Fin, the mascot of the Vancouver Canucks, gives a young player a squirt between periods of their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena March 14, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

• Canucks mascot Fin gives a kid a nice little water break. [Fox Sports Florida]

• Roberto Luongo will return to Florida's lineup Thursday night against the Red Wings. [Fox Sports Florida]

• The first 10,000 fans in attendance for Ottawa’s Thursday game against Boston will receive 10,000 Hamburgalar masks. [Ottawa Senators]

• Frank Brimsek’s family wants the Hamburglar to break his long time record. [Ottawa Sun]

• Tuukka Rask rules the Hamburglar … for various reasons. But seriously, The Gnat has his own specific style of brand. [Boston Herald]

• Joe Thornton says he sees himself retiring as a San Jose Shark. Well, there is that pesky no movement clause, which could prevent him from getting dealt. [Eye on Hockey]

• Jack Eichel is one of the players listed as a Hobey Baker finalist. Sadly, Noah Hanifin is not. [USCHO]

• Also, the five finalists for Mike Richter Award, given to the best collegiate hockey goaltender. Unlike the Mark Messier Award chosen by Mark Messier, these are not chosen by Mike Richter.  [Let’s Play Hockey]

• Vancouver’s Ryan Miller won’t be able to skate for another three weeks. Though Eddie Lack has performed quite well for Vancouver. [TSN]

• Bryan Murray wants to increase cancer awareness as one of his many legacies in hockey. [Globe and Mail]

• Pavel Datsyuk will not be making the Red Wings’ trip to Florida. [Hockeybuzz]

• Want to know the socioeconomic health of a Minnesota town or city? Look no further than its high school hockey teams. [Orange County Register]

• The Soo Greyhounds lead our Dynamic Dozen. Just ahead of the Erie Otters and that McDavid guy. [Buzzing the Net]

• Cory Schneider … franchise goaltender? Would have seemed odd earlier in the year, but he has been excellent of late. [Dobber Hockey]

• Six league altering trades that almost happened. The Vinny Lecavalier one would have been massive at No. 1, though Steven Stamkos in New York with the Rangers would have been pretty interesting as well. [The Hockey Writers]

• Dillon Boucher battles on after he almost lost his father last December. [Herald Sports]

• Bobby Ryan makes the Special Olympics a major part of his life. A touching video with the Senators forward. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Chicago’s new practice rink would be open to the public 90 percent of the time according to team chairman Rocky Wirtz. [DNA Info]

• The American Hockey League is moving out west. How about putting the AHL in Tucson for the Coyotes? [Five for Howling]

•  The Predators final playoff push has commenced. Can they get out of their current funk? The scheduling gods may be on their side. [Fansided]

•  Puck management drives possession as well as puck possession you know … driving puck management. [Hockey Wilderness]

•   An advanced stats look on how the Jets have performed since the injuries to Bryan Little and Dustin Byfugilen. [Jets Nation]

•  The Chicago Blackhawks are responding quite well without Patrick Kane, though CF% is down since he got hurt.  [Bleacher Report]

• The 3-on-3 format will definitely benefit the Oilers? Perhaps. [Oilers Nation]

•  How did Hockey Wives do in its first episode?  [Sportsnet]

• Mike Milbury says to send Joe Thornton to the AHL? It wasn't quite that bad, but check out the video of 'Mad Mike' and Bob McKenzie talking about the Sharks.

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