Yesterday was a great day for
Las Vegas. The Creator and his organization put on quite a show (except for that damn video) and revealed to fans a name to stand behind. Most locals I talked to were very positive, but there were many negative opinions as well. Here are some fan reviews after yesterday’s big reveal.
I’m more excited than my son who plays hockey. My son loves hockey, he’s been playing since he was four. He loves watching the Ducks, and my husband loves the Islanders. Now they’ll be fans of the same team. -Cheryl, Local Mom
It’s a great logo. I really like the Knight, there’s a Game of Thrones feel to it. It would be great if Hodor was the mascot. I can’t wait to wear a t-shirt with that Knight on it. And I’m not really a hockey fan either, but I will be. -Grahame, Local Programmer
I’m not a fan of the logo at all. It looks like the Kings, and it’s similar to the Senators. It’s neither here nor there for me. The silver should be more prevalent, highlight the Silver State connection. The name Golden Knights left me underwhelmed. But hey we have hockey team. -Heather, Local Fan
Joey: Vegas feels more like the Strip, Las Vegas describes where we live. Tourists say Vegas. Golden has nothing to do with Las Vegas, I’m very disappointed. I bought season tickets for five years, I will now sell more tickets than I had planned. This team was going to be my favorite but no longer. I just don’t care that much now. I really believe it’s a slap in the face to Las Vegas locals.
Paulina: Now we’ll continue to be Kings fans when we planned to be Knights fans. We’re flat out angry. We would not buy season tickets right now after the name reveal. I just don’t care anymore. -Joey and Paulina, Local Married Couple
First reaction was kinda what I expected. I was partly hoping they would surprise us with something else. The Knight logo will look awesome on jerseys. I also think the red will look great. -Andrew, Local Student
Fallon: The name is okay. I wasn’t overly excited for it. I’m cool with it just being Vegas. It sounds badass. Plus it has no other connection with any NHL team. So it’s unique. -Fallon, Local Student
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