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5 Possible Names for NHL Expansion Team in Las Vegas

5 Possible Names for NHL Expansion Team in Las Vegas

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Bringing an NHL team to Las Vegas has always been talked about whether you like the idea or not. Now, with a recent stir of rumors claiming an NHL expansion is on the horizon, the fantasy of bringing another team to the West is becoming more of a reality. But if Las Vegas did land an NHL team, what would we know them as?

Here are five possible names for an NHL team in Sin City.

5. Las Vegas Blackjacks

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5. Las Vegas Blackjacks

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Since Blackjack is one of the most popular games played in Las Vegas, it makes sense to incorporate it in the franchise's name. It even sounds good. Go ahead, say it out loud.

4. Las Vegas Sidewinders

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4. Las Vegas Sidewinders

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Sidewinders are a prominent species in and around the Las Vegas area. Snakes are also one of the coolest creatures on the planet, so you can't go wrong with this name.

3. Las Vegas Gamblers

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3. Las Vegas Gamblers

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The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas is gambling, and maybe a night of questionable decisions if you have ever vacationed there. The name may be simple, but it would fit the city all too well.

2. Las Vegas Bighorns

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2. Las Vegas Bighorns

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The Desert Bighorn Sheep is the official animal of Nevada. The Las Vegas Sheep sounds too namby-pamby, so I thought naming them the Las Vegas Bighorns would be a better alternative.

1. Las Vegas Silver Rattlers

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1. Las Vegas Silver Rattlers

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Nevada is the second-largest producer of silver in America. Nevada also inhabits a wide variety of rattlesnakes. Smash those two together and you have the perfect name for an NHL franchise in the City of Lights.

Amanda Sklarek is a Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandabukowski, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.