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Yay or nay: the Las Vegas Black Knights?

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In an interview with HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman, William Foley - the potential owner of an NHL team in Las Vegas - stated his preference for naming the team the “Black Knights.”

While it evokes card games and casinos, Foley explained that the title would be a military tribute of sorts, as Friedman shares. For those who don’t like the idea, the good news is that there would also be a contest for the name:

Perhaps just as interesting: Wayne Gretzky may or may not be involved in the process. Foley described “The Great One” as an unofficial adviser of sorts, while Sportsnet’s John Shannon confirms that Gretzky introduced Foley to business partners.

It’s all interesting stuff, so check it out here.

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