It’s probably time to accept that the name of the Las Vegas expansion NHL team will not be good. It will be boring, which at least is not actively bad, and then, within a few decades (if the team is still there), it will have the power of inertia behind it and you won’t even think about it anymore. Don’t get your hopes up, is what I’m trying to say.
Owner Bill Foley wanted “Black Knights” for this team, as a tribute to his alma mater at West Point (he named his company Black Knight Financial Services), but that’s apparently out thanks to “pushback” from the military academy and others. So Foley’s got some backup ideas. Behind curtain number one, we have a bunch of “Hawk” names, none of which, it turns out, are actual hawks.