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Las Vegas delaying nickname reveal

Report: Owner says announcement likely to come in November

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Las Vegas likely will not announce its nickname until November, owner Bill Foley told the Review-Journal on Thursday.

Foley said the expansion team, the NHL and adidas continue to work on the logo and color scheme.

"We're getting real close," he told the newspaper. "But we want it to be perfect."

The name for the team that will begin play in the 2017-18 NHL season reportedly will include Knights, possibly Silver Knights, Desert Knights or Golden Knights.

Foley said he would like to make the announcement at Toshiba Plaza, which is part of T-Mobile Arena, where the team will play. Its schedule "is a little more open in November," he said.

The report said the NHL must approve the name, logo and colors once officially submitted.

"It probably means we're going to have to push back the big announcement because it's going to take time to get everything printed on the shirts and hats," Foley said. "The jerseys will take a little longer to produce."

T-Mobile Arena will host two NHL preseason games Oct. 7 and 8, when the Los Angeles Kings play the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche.

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