So last Tuesday, during what I would consider the worst week to make a major announcement about a brand new sports franchise, the name and logo of the brand new Las Vegas NHL team were revealed.
Your Las Vegas expansion team will be henceforth known as the…
Las Vegas Knights!
No, shit. Still wrong.
Las Vegas Golden Knights!
Yep. There we go….wait, still not right? Oh, okay.
Vegas Golden Knights
It’s true. For whatever reason, not only did the franchise make the age-old mistake of picking a team name with a descriptor, one that will be dropped by the team in probably two years or less along with being dropped by fans and analysts almost immediately, but it also decided that the “Las” in Las Vegas was completely unnecessary.
This is really bizarre to me. The Vegas Golden Knights does not sound good at all. The Las Vegas Golden Knights sounds…better. But, to me, the team should have just been called the Las Vegas Knights. Meh…even that, I’m not in love with.
Here are some team names I think would have been much cooler, but the ol’ Commish wouldn’t have allowed most of them.
-Las Vegas Aces
-Las Vegas Kingpins
-Las Vegas High Rollers
-Las Vegas Scorpions
-Las Vegas Mirage
-Las Vegas Silver
-Las Vegas Slot Machines
-Las Vegas Card Counters
-Las Vegas Pit Bosses
-Las Vegas Strip
-Las Vegas Casino
-Las Vegas Ocean’s Eleven
Okay, so I got a little off track. Those last few were just the names of things in Vegas and also movies that take place in Vegas, but the first six or so were solid in my humble opinion.
Along with the strange name choice, we also got a logo reveal. Now, admittedly, this is the part of the Golden Knights that I am completely on board with.
I think it’s fantastic. The use of negative space allowing the V to be formed inside the knight’s helmet. The gold, black, and silver color scheme is perfect and unlike any in the National Hockey League. This team is definitely going to stand out on the ice.
Well, we officially have a Vegas NHL franchise, the team name, and logo design. I guess it’s time to get them on the ice.
Oh, right, they still need players. More to come on that soon…