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New name revealed: The Las Vegas NHL team will be called the Golden Knights

New name revealed: The Las Vegas NHL team will be called the Golden Knights

The newest NHL team has a name. On Tuesday it was revealed the new NHL expansion team of Las Vegas will be called the Vegas Golden Knights.

The name was revealed in a public ceremony outside T-Mobile Arena. It was believed heading into Tuesday's event that the name would be one of three choices: The Golden Knights, the Black Knights or the Desert Knights. As a graduate of West Point, it was well known that owner Bill Foley wanted to incorporate "Knights" into the name in tribute to the mascot of his alma mater, The Black Knights.

"We selected 'Knights' because knights are the defenders of the realm and protect those who cannot defend themselves," Foley said. "They are the elite warrior class."

According to the team's website, their colors will be steel grey, gold, red and black:

Steel grey represents strength and durability

Nevada is the largest producer of gold in the United States, it is a highly-valued precious metal and is a color seen in the Las Vegas terrain

 Red is from the Vegas skyline, the desert and the beauty of the Red Rock canyons; red is also a color associated with the readiness to serve

Black represents power and intensity

The new team will begin play in the 2017-18 season. The roster will be constructed through an expansion draft in June and through free agency.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

In this week's mailbag podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir answer several questions about the Caps' prospects and Hershey.

How does the future look on the farm? Plus, they talk about potential weaknesses, their biggest surprises and more!

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

Barry Trotz is now the head coach of the New York Islanders, a team that missed the playoffs and just lost their franchise player. So how does next season look on Long Island?

In the long summer months, the Capitals Faceoff Podcast will take a look at some of the Caps' competition next season. In this episode, it's the New York Islanders. Brian Compton of NHL.com joins Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir to talk about what Trotz brings to Long Island and what's left to work with.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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