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Published: Sat, November 26, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Rob Gronkowski, Jose Bautista headline Vegas Golden Knights minority owners

Rob Gronkowski, Jose Bautista headline Vegas Golden Knights minority owners

The team is know known as the Vegas Golden Knights.

While the reveal of the Golden Knights was fun, the name is a bit hard to swallow. There's a name and logo, but what's next? "I think they would have loved it because I had a real plan in place about what the Black Knight would be and how we would promote that logo and that name and that culture".

Foley further explained the moniker stemming from knights being "the defenders of the realm and protect those who can not defend themselves". This is all part of the culture we want to create with the hockey team.

Gronkowski played hockey when he was a child, so perhaps he is living out a childhood dream.

"I thought Las Vegas Golden Knights, four words, too much".

In the past, after Las Vegas was awarded NHL's 31st franchise, Foley admitted to putting out some fake names.

With their name, colors, uniform, and arena all figured out and ready to go for October, Foley and McPhee still have a lot to do before the 2016-17 season begins.

Smaller sports leagues have Las Vegas teams, including the North American Soccer League and Arena Football League as well as developmental baseball and ice hockey circuits.

These concepts were based off of an initial brainstorm between the team's owner, Bill Foley and the adidas creative team, where the myth of the original Black Knight, Zawisza Czarny was recounted.

The NHL announced Tuesday that their newest franchise would be the Vegas Golden Knights, and their logo looks like it came from a galaxy far, far away.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights will play their first game in the 2017-18 season.

The Golden Knights will select a team through an expansion draft.

Teams are required to protect any player with a "no movement" clause in his contract at the time of the expansion draft, which will count toward the team's protection limits, unless the player agrees to waive the condition. Las Vegas has to submit its selections for the expansion draft by 5 p.m. ET on June 20 and the results will be released the following day. The NFL's Oakland Raiders have been in negotiations to move to the city in the coming years, while the National Basketball Association hosts its annual Summer League in Las Vegas. He said, 'I'm going to prove I can keep a secret, ' so George didn't tell anybody.

Meanwhile, while we wish the Knights the best of luck on the rink, there are still questions about the team's chances of success off it and it all comes down to the intrinsic uniqueness of Vegas as a city.

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