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Kamloops Pylons: The Twelfth Year (2022-2023) – Skinner’s Revenge

Notable Events

  • Pylons season record: 51-25-6
  • Rivermen season record: 36-33-7
  • The custom Pylon players start retiring! :(
  • K. Smith and J. Allen get new contracts!
  • Jeff Skinner tries to exact revenge on the Pylons… and is successful.
  • J. Allen gets injured 5 games into the playoffs, leaving Lahti between the pipes!

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Kamloops Pylons: The Eleventh Year (2021-2022) – Beginning the Rebuild

Notable Events

  • Owner wanted 56 wins and for the team to make it to the conference finals of the Playoffs.
  • First liner K. Smith was injured one game into the season and missed the first 2 months. (Injured from early October – December 28, 2021).
  • During a game with the Dallas Stars, we injured old Pylon A. Guzman for 3 weeks!
  • Pylons season record: 57-21-10
  • Rivermen season record: 39-32-5
  • I lost my screenshots and paperwork from this season so I’m missing a fair bit of information :(   (more…)
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Kamloops Pylons: The Tenth Year (2020-2021) – A Great Season Followed by Another Slap in the Face

Notable Events

  • Pylons Season Record: 56-22-3
  • Peoria Rivermen Season Record: 33-33-10
  • Owner wanted 56 wins and to make it to the conference finals. Just barely pulled that off!
  • G J. Lahti was brought up to serve as J. Allen’s backup.
  • I had the 2nd and 3rd overall picks in this year’s draft! :D
  • The preceeding point was due to a crazy amount of trades during the season. Whew.
  • Some MASSIVE blows to the Pylons occured after this season, making the eleventh year look terrifying. (more…)
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Kamloops Pylons: The Ninth Year (2019-2020) – Breaking the Records

Notable Events

  • Pylons season record: 63-18-1 (new record for wins!)
  • Rivermen season record: 45-29-2
  • A couple of retirements during the offseason will hurt the Pylons for next year.
  • Holy crap this was a good season.
  • In case you were wondering… C = R. Johanson; A = K. Smith; A = C. Pedlar
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Kamloops Pylons: The Eighth Year (2018-2019) – A Massive Trade Pays Off

Notable Events

  • There’s no easy way to say this. I traded starting goalie Kyle Pfeifer since it was the last year of his contract.
  • Pylons Season Record: 48-23-11
  • Rivermen Season Record: 38-28-10
  • Owner wanted me to make the Stanley Cup Finals… it was also the last year of my (the GM) contract, so I had to please the owner!
  • I may have found the next starting goalie after Jake Allen!
  • I suck at the draft. Badly. (more…)
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Pylon Forward Lines (at playoffs)

Kamloops Pylons: The Seventh Year (2017-18) – The Rookies Start Pulling Their Weight

Notable Events

  • Pylons Season Record: 53-21-8
  • Rivermen Season Record: 38-29-9
  • Owner wanted 55 wins… I didn’t reach that.
  • Owner then wanted a strong playoff run… that didn’t happen either. :(
  • The first game of the season produced 3 points for young Zlobin and T. Giesbrecht’s 100th career goal!
  • Lots of notable retirements including Kevin Bieksa and the Sedins! (more…)
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Seeing the Peoria Rivermen in Real Life!

This is going to be the most bloggy blog post in lagserv.net history.

So on October 13th I got a chance to see my hockey team in action. By my team I mean the Peoria Rivermen, the real-life affiliate of the fictional Kamloops Pylons!

With Jake Allen (the real one!) in net and a few recognizable names (Grachev, Shields, Ponich, and Peluso) on the ice, I got to watch the real-life counterparts of my hockey team play a real game versus the Abbotsford Heat. (more…)

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Kamloops Pylons: The Sixth Year (2016-17) – An Alternate Captain gets the Boot, and Guzman is the Enemy

Notable Events

  • Owner wanted 53 wins and, as always, conference finals.
  • Kamloops Pylons season record: 62-15-5 (best record to date!)
  • Peoria Rivermen season record: 42-25-9
  • Did some “cleansing” of the roster (see trades) and brought some fresh blood in.
  • Got Della Rovere back. Apparently, much like Edler, I’m very attached to him. No, I don’t know why either.
  • Goalies Allen and Pfeifer alternated between the pipes this season, with Pfeifer playing slightly more season games but all of the playoff games (except for a couple due to a minor injury).
  • Former Pylon alternate captain Guzman’s new team, the Dallas Stars, play an appearance versus the Pylons for the first time in the Playoffs!
  • Did some research as to where some real life Vancouver Canucks are playing in this alternate universe. (more…)
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Kamloops Pylons: The Fifth Year (2015-16) – Edler Returns, Another Pylon Departs, And Allen Replaces Pfeifer (Sort of)

Notable Events

  • Owner wanted 51 wins, and, as usual, making it to the conference finals. Greedy bugger, eh?
  • Kamloops Pylons season record: 55-20-7
  • Peoria Rivermen season record: 45-26-5
  • No trades occurred at the trade deadline!
  • Between January and February the Pylons had their longest win streak ever: 13 straight games!
  • Defenseman Alex Edler makes a return to the team (in the offseason AFTER this season!) after I traded him last year and sorely regretted it.
  • Another “Custom Pylon” is traded away… but for an offer I almost couldn’t refuse.
  • Starting Pylon goalie K. Pfeifer is injured days before the beginning of the playoffs and would miss at least half of the first round… Prospect goalie (and starter for Peoria) Jake Allen was brought up to fill the void. How did the Pylons fare without Pfeifer? How did the Rivermen fare without Allen? (more…)
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Kamloops Pylons: The Fourth Year (2014-15) – Restructuring

Notable Events

  • Owner asked for 49 wins and making it to the conference finals.
  • Peoria Rivermen Season Record: 34-32-9 (ouch!)
  • Kamloops Pylons Season Record: 52-20-10 (not bad for a “restructuring” year! Not bad at all!)
  • Rivermen did not make it to the playoffs in the first time in Pylon history.
  • The Pylons did make it to the playoffs (obviously… write-up below).
  • Centers Savard and Pahlsson (both 37 years old) were traded at the trade deadline in exchange for 3 younger centers (aged 24, 29, and 34) of similar skill (see trades section below for more detail).
  • Alex Guzman has continued to be unobtainable thanks to the evil folks running the Dallas Stars.
  • LW Perron was injured for about half the season… from February to the beginning of May!
  • Made some minor changes to the Pylon Report style… going to do offseason stuff on the next year (since it doesn’t affect this year) and separated trades before and including the trade deadline from trades that occurred at the draft.
  • In the cover image of this post, Cormier should be the center on the 4th line was was injured at the time I took this screenshot.
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