The NHL expansion team in Las Vegas revealed its nickname last night. They will henceforth be called the Golden Knights and have one of the best logos in professional sports.
Team owner Bill Foley explained the thought process is picking the moniker.
“We are now the Golden Knights,” he said. “My whole idea was to create a logo and a name that was powerful, that would epitomize the warrior class. The knights are the epitome of the warrior class, the top of the line in terms of defending the realm, defending the unprotected. This is all part of the culture we want to create with the hockey team. And hockey players are warriors and they’re team players, they’re not individuals, they’re playing together.”
Hockey players are warriors. There are countless internet memes to back that up.
Now, as great as the West Point-inspired primary logo is, the secondary one … well … take a look.
Not as great.
The Golden Knights begin play in the desert next season but bandwagon fans can load up on gear right now.