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The Name Is Definitely Black Knights, Or Is It?

It’s a well known fact The Creator prefers Black Knights to be the team name when the league finally awards him a team. However, way back on April 21st, 2015 in a Twitter Q&A @LVWantsHockey said there would  be a “Name The Team” contest.

Well, the man himself was on Sportsbook Radio with Brian Blessing and was asked about the importance of quickly unveiling a team name.

We’ve got to get going. We need to start selling those jerseys right away. We are thinking about how we are going to do this. -The Creator

Not exactly committal to saying, “we will be the Black Knights,” like some other sites out there have been referencing. However, he did go on multiple diatribes about the name Black Knights including saying he and a marketing company have already created a logo.

If it were going to be Black Knights, I’ve already got a logo. It’s a beautiful logo. It makes you feel strength, power, dignity, it’s a great logo.

We know what he wants it to be, but he consistently said, we’re going to have to figure out how to do it. I still think the naming contest happens, but it’ll happen quick and it will be somewhat rigged for the name to come out to Knights, Black Knights, or Silver Knights.

The colors on the other hand.

Black, gold, and grey. It’s non-negotiable.

So, we’re going to have to tweak those Rat Pack jerseys a bit (I’m not giving up).

I’ve gotten positive feedback except that people have said, you are going to look like the Penguins. Well, no we’re not. We’re not going to have their uniforms. There will be different variations and so on.

There was a major concern The Creator referenced that I believe is much less an issue than he and his team do.

We screwed up one thing. Before we really announced what we were doing we didn’t go out and grab a bunch of domain names. We’ve done our search on domain names and they are a little bit thin. I have every variation of Black Knights, Knights, and Silver Knights. All the other domain names basically that might be a name, Rattlers, Scorpions, Aces, Rat Pack, someone has run out and grabbed those domain names, so we would have to go to them and buy the domain name. So we are thinking about how we are going to do this.

Here’s why I don’t understand the concern. The official team website will be So no matter who owns domain names such as,, or, it won’t matter. Would the team like to own them all and point forward them to the official site? Sure. But to think these random domain names will ever be confused with the team’s website is silly.

Might be a little bit conspiracy theorist of me, but it seems like a good way for them to say, “we couldn’t get the domain name, so we just went with Black Knights.”

All in all, there’s no denying “some variation of Black Knights” is the odds on favorite, but it’s certainly far from settled. I had the chance to ask him myself what he thought of Rat Pack, and he said, “I don’t hate it.”

We’ll take that.

**Brian Blessing’s entire interview with The Creator can be found here. We’ll have plenty more from it as he and Brian touched on GM’s, salary cap, TV networks, and much more.** Podcast #4: Expansion or Relocation w/ Mark Warner

As the waiting game continues we have to start wondering if expansion is ever going to happen. Maybe the team will come via relocation. Mark Warner of The Vegas Hockey Podcast joins the show to discuss that and much more. Hosted by Ken Boehlke.

  • The badass music that kicks off the Vegas Hockey Podcast; where did it come from? Where do we get our own? Can we ever be as cool as Mark?
  • Vegas is the best, why do people continue to hate on us?
  • If one of the currently struggling franchises were to move to Las Vegas, which team would we most like to have?
  • Ken mistakes CBS Sports Football anchor Adam Zucker for Las Vegas hero Jason Zucker.
  • Mark offers up a brilliant (yet surprisingly simple) way to fix the traffic issues that will occur outside the stadium.
  • Which coaches should The Creator be looking at when we do get a team in Las Vegas?
  • More team name discussion. Here is the link we reference.
  • Free plugs galore for Mark. Here’s his Twitter, his website, the new radio network he’s on, his Facebook, his Soundcloud, and of course, his iTunes link.

And much more…

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Las Vegas Rat Pack Jersey Concept

Our guy Isaac Palestino has done it again. This time tasked with the name Las Vegas Rat Pack, Isaac will blow you away once again, or for the first time if you are one of the asses who said negative stuff about the other two.

Las Vegas Rat Pack HockeyFirst, before you scroll down and see the jerseys (like you haven’t already) we would like to send a very special thanks to Samuel Ho for designing the ridiculously amazing logo.

Samuel designed logos for an story on possible names for a Vegas team. Our favorite of course was the Rat Pack, but the other ones are incredible too.

So, with the logo already done, Isaac and I discussed jersey colors. We started with black and white. The reasoning behind this is because most pictures of the Rat Pack are in, you guessed it, black and white. Of course that really means grey and darker grey, so we ran with that.

Then we had to come up with an accent color. Many were tossed around, then, like when Archimedes discovered water displacement, I shouted Eureka! Ol’ Blue Eyes! Baby Blue!  Let’s use the color of Frank Sinatra’s eyes.

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Previous here at we’ve been a fan of the name Las Vegas Silver if/when the NHL announces they are indeed coming to Vegas. The name works on so many levels and quite frankly, it just seems to fit in the pantheon of professional sports team names.

But today, via Twitter (thanks @TVsGGreenlee), we were introduced to a new team name that has taken the lead as our favorite name. Ready? Here it is…

Las Vegas Rat Pack

Yeah. Pretty awesome right? Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, those other two guys.

I’ve stated in my bio that there’s nothing I love more than the city of Las Vegas. There’s nothing that screams Vegas more than the Rat Pack, so why not name the team after the iconic legends.

Everyone heading into the stadium is already going to be taking Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra drives to get there, and Sammy Davis Jr. just got his street right around the corner. It’s perfect.

The logo design that was presented to us is incredible. The jersey idea… not so much. We’ll have to work on that.

I can already see the five mascots hanging around the arena only to finally get on the ice for the 2nd intermission “Rat (Pack) Race,” in which the caricatures race from once side of the rink to the other.

I’m not even a fan of that type of music (guess I’m too young), but there’s no denying that there’s nothing more Vegas than the Rat Pack.

The team and the league are likely to shy away from gambling, so Aces, Blackjacks, Luck, Chips, etc. are all unlikely. The name Black Knights still leads as it’s The Creator’s preferred name, but there’s just something about redefining the name Rat Pack that’s incredibly appealing.

I’m completely on board with it, so now what do I do? Make a GoFundMe page? Isn’t that what people do when they want something?

But seriously, Las Vegas Rat Pack is the best name I’ve heard yet, and until someone beats it, I’ll do anything I can to make it a reality.

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