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Offseason Flurries: Conor Timmins driving his team in the postseason

Conor Timmins and the Soo Greyhounds are in the OHL Final for the first time in 25 years, while the Avs are off for break

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2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Colorado Avalanche are already enjoying their summers - but for prospect Conor Timmins, his year isn’t quite over yet.

The 2017 second-round pick has been turning heads this year for the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and it’s paying dividends. His team is now set to face off against the Hamilton Bulldogs in the OHL Final, a place they haven’t been in a quarter century.

It’s a fantastic bit of playoff experience for the Avs prospect, who could challenge for a spot with the team next year after a standout World Juniors performance this winter. They Greyhounds have been just short of the ability to put it all together since the early 1990’s, so seeing this is promising news for the major junior club. [Mile High Hockey]

Speaking of the Avalanche: if you’re looking for some listening to do on your morning commute, the Mile High Sports crew put together their season review in podcast form. [Mile High Sports]

And for our minor league friends, here’s some awesome news!

Back when he was a prospect for the Vancouver Canucks, I was always a little confused as to why Joe Cannata didn’t get more of a shot long-term. His numbers were decent, and his only poor season seemed to be the 2016-17 campaign when he joined Washington’s system briefly.

Now, he’s sitting on absolutely stupid good numbers in the ECHL and AHL for this past year, and seems to have gotten his groove back.

Maybe he’s bound to head out of the system next year, hoping for an AHL job somewhere else. Maybe, though, he’ll stick around - which, given the development curve of Spencer Martin, wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

Continuing a quick look around the Colorado hockey scene: now that it’s known that Jim Montgomery is headed to Dallas, here’s a (subscription-required) look at what that means for the Stars next year. [The Athletic Dallas]

Now, for a quick look at the playoffs!

It wouldn’t be an NHL game if there wasn’t some kind of #GoalieGate, so why not have an insane barely-goal that took the internet by storm?

Good goal, if u ask me. Although lets’ give a slow clap for true Warrior Braden Holtby for giving it the old college try there.

The Capitals, who might as well relinquish the series now, did not win the game. And man, was Nicklas Backstrom ever upset about it. [ESPN]

Also, here is what TJ Oshie had to say about Tom Wilson getting suspended, after delivering a monster hit of his own - which, frankly, may get him suspended as well. (Remember what I said about the Capitals very much not wanting to win these hockey games?) [RMNB]

Finally, a flurry of saves for your viewing pleasure: