November 23, 2016

NHL's Newest Team: The Vegas Golden Knights: That's not the Las Vegas Golden Knights, mind you. It's just "Vegas".

posted by Etrigan to hockey at 10:19 AM - 7 comments

I like how the V is negative space in the helmet. Once I started seeing that my appreciation for the logo grew. The muted steel gray is also interesting.

I wish the lines on the helmet were simpler. I can't imagine them ever standing out the way a classic logo does over time.

The name Vegas Golden Knights doesn't do much for me. If I knew nothing about the team except its name, I'd assume it was a minor league franchise in baseball or basketball.

It will be fun to see the team built in an expansion draft.

posted by rcade at 11:44 AM on November 23

As a Nevadan, I welcome our first big league professional sports franchise. It will be hard for me to embrace the Golden Knights over the San Jose Sharks as my "local" team, as San Jose is considerably closer to Reno than Vegas is, but I will certainly be pulling for them in a secondary way, and hope they do well.

I can't imagine them ever standing out the way a classic logo does over time.

Seconded. However, the colors are interesting, and I eagerly await a jersey design. I fear it will be very minor league-esque, but hope to be pleasantly surprised.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:58 AM on November 23

Somebody knows how to use Illustrator.

posted by NoMich at 12:36 PM on November 23

Just a matter of time until Steve Wynn gets the naming rights to all team victories.

I thought the Golden Knights was a crack military parachute team.

The team is not hiring a Zamboni driver. David Copperfield is in charge of resurfacing the ice.

posted by beaverboard at 01:04 PM on November 23

David Copperfield is in charge of resurfacing the ice.

What are you, stuck in the 90's?!?! The Golden Knights will not be using ice, but will play while being levitated approximately 3 inches off of the ground by Krisssssss Angel (*mindfreak). Opposing teams must supply their own mindfreak, wizard, shaman, sorcerer, witch, or similar levitation expert.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:23 PM on November 23

"Vegas Knights" would have been MUCH better, but Golden is definitely better than Silver, or Knight Hawks.

I'm hoping the slate grey isn't a dominant colour in the design. The Diamondbacks looked TERRIBLE in that version of their uniforms.

That mock-expansion draft has 12 teams not listed as losing a player, and it's a mixed bag of good teams (playoff auto-qualifiers like Dallas, Washington, Tampa Bay, Chicago, Montreal), okay teams (wild-card teams like Columbus, LA, Boston), cellar dwellars (bottom two spots in the conferences like NYI, Arizona, Vancouver)...and also Toronto (neither good nor the worst).

posted by grum@work at 02:24 PM on November 23

There's a report that one of the minority owners is a certain NFL tight end of some notoriety. It will be rather interesting to see what happens when Rob Gronkowski shows up to watch his team.

posted by Howard_T at 11:01 PM on November 23

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