UPDATE (9:18 AM, 8/12/2016) : The original source of this article is now backing off these three names.
Team confirmed our list last night, now hearing LasVegas has eliminated all 3 Hawks names & chosen something else. Didn’t like fan response?
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) August 12, 2016
UPDATE (2:55 PM, 8/12/2016) : Now this from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Just talked to Bill Foley. Says report that all “Hawks” names are out is erroneous. Said “Nighthawks” remain very much in play. Story 2 come
— Steve Carp (@stevecarprj) August 12, 2016
Here’s the accompanying story to the Carp tweet.
So to sum this all up… the team name is one of these three, wait no it isn’t, but maybe it is. Thanks for visiting SinBin.vegas!
According to a report from the world guru on logos and team names, Chris Creamer of Sportslogos.net, the Las Vegas NHL team will be named Nighthawks, Desert Hawks, or Red Hawks.
There are three names the team appears to be moving forward with: the Desert Hawks, the Red Hawks, and the Nighthawks. These names were all registered as several different domain names by Black Knight IP Holding Company, LLC, the company owned by Las Vegas hockey owner Bill Foley within the last few weeks. -Chris Creamer
We have a video conference tomorrow with the NHL and Adidas. So I should have a good feeling of what the name’s going to be tomorrow.
No one is going to know the name but me. -The Creator on August 9th
In 2016, it’s unrealistic to think one man, even someone as powerful as him, would be the only person to know the name of the team. With the fact that a color scheme must be selected, logos designed, T-Shirts, hats and other gear printed, the simple fact of the matter is others have to know to prepare for the unveiling ceremony.
Nighthawks certainly seems to make sense, but as referenced in the SportsLogos.net article, the Chicago Blackhawks may not love this name.
SinBin.vegas has not been able to confirm or deny this report. We are working to do so at this time.
UPDATE (11:05 PM, 8/11/16): The Creator has confirmed the team did indeed purchase domain names related to these three names, we do not however believe that is a direct indicator that the name is among the three.