Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by GamblingGolfer, Nov 22, 2016.
Just been announced as the "Vegas Golden Knights".
My Teen Boys waited to hear...they watched the live announcement...I kinda like it...although I would have preferred VEGAS KNIGHTS without the golden. Other favourite of mine was the Vegas Aces. Husband likes "Vegas Showgirls" lol
Lol .... yes, a bunch of Vegas themed names weren't allowed.
Dang - they didn't use my preferred team name: Vegas Resort Fees.....
TSN's early prediction on what the team could like. A few decent name but tough times to start.
I liked the Desert Knights option
ESPN story about the name: http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/18114686/nhl-how-vegas-golden-knights-got-their-nickname
I was in the Toshiba plaza outside the t Mobile arena at 6pm tonight but had to leave before the actual announcement of the team name. Had to catch the 7pm human nature show at the venetian. Stuck around long enough to hear the crowd boo Gary bettman, lol.
I hope theres a merchandise stand or store open tomorrow. They had team gear excluding jerseys available after the announcement but I couldn't stick around.
The crowd seemed 50/50 in terms of locals vs tourists but quite a bit of support none the less. My lyft driver was really excited about the team. Seems to be off to a good start. Easily a couple thousand people in the crowd.
Really nice theres an outdoor skating rink in the plaza. Lots of kids on the ice tonight but not sure if that was a temporary rink or not.
If anyone knows where to buy team merchandise on the strip, please let me know I've got 1 more.night in town.
Congratulations to Las Vegas on getting an NHL team. Here's some info on the Golden Knights merchandise, in case anyone wants to do Christmas shopping a little early.
So many good gambling names- it's a shame. Following the desert theme, the Unmarked Graves finished second but was disqualified because a Cleveland football team had called dibs.
I'm surprised they didn't work in some hockey symbolism into the logos? swords and knights are fine but I would have liked to see more clever
I think the team name Vegas Golden Nuggets is brilliant.
I mean Knights.
I would have preferred the Vegas Royal Flushers, though.
Will we be able to gamble on them?
Will be interesting to see, would think not tho
Actually, I think you will be able to do so. The NHL doesn't seem to be too concerned about the gambling aspect and Nevada changed the law several years back to allow action in the state to be booked (UNLV games are regularly on the board now). I look forward to placing a futures bet on the Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup next year!
Ordered a hat and tee shirt today from nhl.com.
Not crazy about the name or the logo but, for my new favourite team, had to do it!
Meh on the name and logo. A little close to the UCF Knights.
Team store at the mobile arena have quite a few golf shirts, hoodies and the shirts. Cheapest t shirt was 22 dollars and says vegas golden knights. I actually wished I bought a different one with just the helmet logo. Bit less in your face Vegas and could wear it anywhere. Oh well. Hope there's a stand or store selling it at the airport today.
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