VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS GET A NAME AND LOGO
It was pretty much guaranteed the new Vegas expansion team would go with some form of “Knights” as their name, but with the Nov. 22 unveiling of the Golden Knights name and logo, things got all the more real in the desert. Sure, the presentation had a bit of a glitch, and some random U.S. college raised a stink about the fact they were also the Golden Knights, but the logo was a hit and only raised the level of anticipation around the new franchise.
Along with the name and crest, Vegas was injected into the news constantly because of the June expansion draft. The other 30 NHL franchises had to game-plan their roster decisions around Vegas, knowing they would lose a key player for nothing if they didn’t get their ducks in a row. Even the salary cap was being influenced by the Knights, since a whole team’s worth of jobs had the NHL’s players considering not raising the salary cap inflator, in exchange for less escrow. And yeah, it was pretty funny when the Knights had first-ever signing Reid Duke play two-touch soccer with himself.