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Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« on: October 03, 2016, 04:23:09 PM »
Gonna be building that entire team from scratch.  Might as well put all relevant News and info regarding that NHL expansion team here.


James Mirtle ‏@mirtle  6m6 minutes ago
The Las Vegas NHL team has hired Kerry Bubolz from the Cleveland Cavaliers as president.

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 11:08:25 PM »
Looks like they've chosen the team name.  It's rumoured to be between the following three names:  The Golden Knights, the Silver Knights, and the Desert Knights.

According to owner Bill Foley, they have chosen the word Knights to go with the team name.  Actually, the Las Vegas Knighthawks sounds just as good.

We'll see...
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-las-vegas-team-chooses-name-owner-denies-floating-fakes-173737853.html

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 07:37:02 AM »
Vegas to announce team name and logo on 22nd November

http://www.ktnv.com/news/las-vegas-nhl-team-to-reveal-name-logo-on-nov-22
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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 07:01:49 PM »
Vegas to announce team name and logo on 22nd November

http://www.ktnv.com/news/las-vegas-nhl-team-to-reveal-name-logo-on-nov-22

Being unveiled at 8:30pm. An image of the logo has leaked:



I like it. McKenzie said that the name will either be Silver or Golden Knights, so Golden Knights based off that.

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 07:14:50 PM »
That's a solid logo. The negative space being used to form the V for Vegas is neat.

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 09:19:09 PM »
So they haven't officially announced it yet but... https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 09:20:48 PM »
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Technical malfunction here in Vegas. Fan yells "it's all Bettman's fault!" He shrugs, yells back "well, we can leave and take the team!"

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 09:32:30 PM »
www.twitter.com/GoldenKnights/status/801250275881320448

They dropped the "Las". It's cleaner.

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 10:18:16 PM »
They dropped the "Las". It's cleaner.

And sounds like the antonym to "win".
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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 10:24:47 PM »
Here's the already famous not-so-smooth introduction of the team:
https://streamable.com/5u6b
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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 11:11:32 PM »
LeBrun had a good tweet to the effect of can't wait to see the Angeles Kings take them on.

Stupid name.  The logo is OK, though a little too much like the sens' gladiolus concept. (ahem)

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2016, 11:44:09 PM »
LeBrun had a good tweet to the effect of can't wait to see the Angeles Kings take them on.

Stupid name.  The logo is OK, though a little too much like the sens' gladiolus concept. (ahem)


The logo is okay, though nothing classy nor distinctive.  The name?  Ah well, can't please everyone, but I really thought the Desert Knights was going to be it.

Don't see anything wrong with having dropped the "Las" -- shortening the phrase rather than the long tongue-twister.  Saying the Vegas Golden Knights sounds better then the Las Vegas Golden Knights.  Shorter and more hip.

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 01:36:50 AM »
I like the idea of Black Knights better, or just Knights.

Vegas Nights has an even nicer ring to it.  :P
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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 06:37:46 AM »
I like the logo, but find it kind of strange that it's a Spartan helmet instead of a knight's.  But I think the name is stupid and don't like that they used the same(ish) colour scheme as the Penguins & Bruins.  For whatever reason, it also kind of bugs me that they dropped the Las part of the city's name.  Oh well....  :-\

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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 08:53:43 AM »
I like the idea of Black Knights better, or just Knights.

Vegas Nights has an even nicer ring to it.  :P

By most accounts they would have gone with Black Knights if it weren't for the US Military Academy owning the copyright to it.
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Re: Las Vegas Expansion Team Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 08:53:43 AM »