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9 minutes ago, GMW79 said:

Well aware of that. It was meant to be humorous.

 

An interesting point, but abbreviations aren't more important that a city's actual name, IMO. And nobody seems to have any issues with NYR and NYI...

To be fair, though, do you hear it called "Vegas" or "Las Vegas" more often? 😛

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1 minute ago, DastardlyRidleylash said:

To be fair, though, do you hear it called "Vegas" or "Las Vegas" more often? 😛

Ah to be faaaii-uh, not sure, actually. (Although, I do watch plenty of NHL games and news, so I guess I hear "Vegas" more often. 😉 )

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10 minutes ago, DastardlyRidleylash said:

To be fair, though, do you hear it called "Vegas" or "Las Vegas" more often? 😛

 

6 minutes ago, GMW79 said:

Ah to be faaaii-uh, not sure, actually. (Although, I do watch plenty of NHL games and news, so I guess I hear "Vegas" more often. 😉 )

 

“What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas” just doesn’t have the same ring to it… 

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20 minutes ago, DastardlyRidleylash said:

To be fair, though, do you hear it called "Vegas" or "Las Vegas" more often? 😛

What people call it is not relevant to what it is. I almost never hear people say "Philadelphia", yet no team actually calls themselves "Philly". 

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11 minutes ago, Mingjai said:

 

 

“What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas” just doesn’t have the same ring to it… 

Agreed. Still not the name of the city! Hahaha!

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20 hours ago, spartacat_12 said:

Las Vegas Knights would have been fine, but legal issues obviously prevented that from being an option, and Las Vegas Golden Knights is too much of a mouthfull.

 

Then it’s a bad name and they shouldn’t have chosen it. 

 

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I think people have naturally dropped using the 'Golden' prefix

 

Then it’s a bad name and they shouldn’t have chosen it. 

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21 hours ago, spartacat_12 said:

 

Those are some pretty ridiculous comparisons to make. Aside from Jersey, not a single one of the examples you gave is an actual shorthand people use to refer to those places. Las Vegas Knights would have been fine, but legal issues obviously prevented that from being an option, and Las Vegas Golden Knights is too much of a mouthfull.

 

Hasn't it come out that the whole London Knights name conflict was just a story?  I remember reading that London was never even contacted by Vegas to find out what it would take.  It was just a story because they didn't actually want to use Las Vegas Knights and they wanted to shut down the whole idea from gaining strength.  I think Bill Foley always maintained that if it was going to be Knights it was going to be [something] Knights whether Black, Silver, Golden, or Desert.

 

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I think it would've been better to name them the Knights and include gold helmets and use a lot of gold in the uniforms. Then they could've organically been nicknamed the Golden Knights by fans and media. 

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