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ohryan    60

According to this article, the colors have already been decided - black, gold and gray. 

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/las-vegas-nhl-franchise-has-its-colors--black--gold-and-gray-160607622.html

 

And this article indicates that a fan vote probably won't happen. It sounds like Black Knights is the likely name.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/las-vegas-nhl-team-name-may-not-be-decided-by-fan-vote-211314350.html

 

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jmac11281    1,101

So, a collegiate name like the Black Knights, playing hockey in the middle of a desert, and a boring color scheme along the lines of the Penguins and Kings. They haven't even started and I already hope they move.

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Ben in LA    390

Can't be worse than the Las Vegas Posse...who remembers them (before you Google it)?

 

Love that LV logo by the way, but the Posse sprang to mind when I saw it.  Colors and all.

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C-Squared    840
13 hours ago, daniel75 said:

They should go with a purple color scheme. Also "Aces" is the best name i've heard mentioned. Las Vegas Black Knights doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, and just sounds weird.

 

You could argue that a Las Vegas team named Aces is a bit corny and on the nose.

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Knights is fine, although a bit cliche and generic. But I'll take it over Black Knights any day. I hate unnecessary adjectives. Aces, also a bit cliche, still at least fits better and sounds better. 

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BrianLion    1,001
1 hour ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

Knights is fine, although a bit cliche and generic. But I'll take it over Black Knights any day. I hate unnecessary adjectives. Aces, also a bit cliche, still at least fits better and sounds better. 

 

Aces can also have a double meaning, both with the card game aspect as well as meaning aviation, which is a big part of the area in Southern Nevada there. 

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FinsUp1214    1,808

I suppose Black Knights isn't the worst name in the world, but I can't help but think of Monty Python every time I hear it (as I'm sure others have mentioned).

 

In my head, I just expect them to get scored on at home and hear "It's just a flesh wound!" get played over the speakers while this gets shown on the Jumbotron:

 

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And THEN, should say the Kings beat them 4-0, you hear after the final horn, "running away eh?? I'll bite your legs off!!"

 

 

 

 

...Thus, due to my certain inability to ever take a Black Knights loss seriously, I vote for Aces. :P 

 

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WSU151    2,440
1 hour ago, The Giant Pacific Octopus said:

Black Knights is beyond awesome. Make it happen.

https://www.dandwiki.com/w/images/thumb/2/2c/The_Black_Knight.png/300px-The_Black_Knight.png

 

Nah, it's really not.  Leave Black Knights for West Point.  Just because the owner is proud of his alma mater, I don't think it gives him license to just reuse the team name.  It's very amateur.  Use some West Point knowledge and come up with a new idea.  

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14 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

 

Nah, it's really not.  Leave Black Knights for West Point.  Just because the owner is proud of his alma mater, I don't think it gives him license to just reuse the team name.  It's very amateur.  Use some West Point knowledge and come up with a new idea.  

 

Its one of the best nicknames in all sports. The epitome of intimidation, power, fear and desire.

 

When the Black Knight would come into town all the men quaked in fear. The women were terrified but strangely aroused seeing his powerful intimidating form astride his horse. They knew he was bad news but couldn't help that panging in their breasts.

 

The King would be terrified. "Prithy Thee. Thy scoundrel Blacketh Knight has besieged my Kingdom. May not the Gods help thee in thy hour of need?"

 

Silent. Deadly. No mercy given. None taken. A grim reaper in armor. A Darth Vader in the years of yore.

 

Not just any common Knight. The horrid, feared BLACK KNIGHT.

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WSU151    2,440
1 minute ago, The Giant Pacific Octopus said:

 

Its one of the best nicknames in all sports. The epitome of intimidation, power, fear and desire.

 

When the Black Knight would come into town all the men quaked in fear. The women were terrified but strangely aroused seeing his powerful intimidating form astride his horse. They knew he was bad news but couldn't help that panging in their breasts.

 

The King would be terrified. "Prithy Thee. Thy scoundrel Blacketh Knight has besieged my Kingdom. May not the Gods help thee in thy hour of need?"

 

Silent. Deadly. No mercy given. None taken. A grim reaper in armor. A Darth Vader in the years of yore.

 

Not just any common Knight. The horrid, feared BLACK KNIGHT.

 

It's one of the best names in sports because it's only used once.  No matter how much you romanticize it...it's terrible for a pro team, especially in Vegas.

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sleuthpanther    274
2 hours ago, The Giant Pacific Octopus said:

 

Its one of the best nicknames in all sports. The epitome of intimidation, power, fear and desire.

 

When the Black Knight would come into town all the men quaked in fear. The women were terrified but strangely aroused seeing his powerful intimidating form astride his horse. They knew he was bad news but couldn't help that panging in their breasts.

 

The King would be terrified. "Prithy Thee. Thy scoundrel Blacketh Knight has besieged my Kingdom. May not the Gods help thee in thy hour of need?"

 

Silent. Deadly. No mercy given. None taken. A grim reaper in armor. A Darth Vader in the years of yore.

 

Not just any common Knight. The horrid, feared BLACK KNIGHT.

But what about a purple knight 

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BeerGuyJordan    878
2 hours ago, The Giant Pacific Octopus said:

 

Its one of the best nicknames in all sports. The epitome of intimidation, power, fear and desire.

 

When the Black Knight would come into town all the men quaked in fear. The women were terrified but strangely aroused seeing his powerful intimidating form astride his horse. They knew he was bad news but couldn't help that panging in their breasts.

 

The King would be terrified. "Prithy Thee. Thy scoundrel Blacketh Knight has besieged my Kingdom. May not the Gods help thee in thy hour of need?"

 

Silent. Deadly. No mercy given. None taken. A grim reaper in armor. A Darth Vader in the years of yore.

 

Not just any common Knight. The horrid, feared BLACK KNIGHT.

Christ, guy, it sounds like you're reading to us off your D&D character sheet.

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johnnysama    295

Going somewhat off tangent here, I just hope that whomever sings the Canadian anthem when a Canadian team comes to town should this hypothetical Las Vegas franchise ever play a game, doesn't mess it up like Dennis Parks did when the CFL's Las Vegas Posse played back in 1994. (Can you imagine all the comments that would be made had YouTube been around then?)

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4 hours ago, BrianLion said:

 

Aces can also have a double meaning, both with the card game aspect as well as meaning aviation, which is a big part of the area in Southern Nevada there. 

 

Yes...And I've mentioned it sort of creates a natural rivalry with the Kings.

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