Golden Knights Kick Off First Ever Playoff Game with Most Vegas Pregame Show Ever
The Vegas Golden Knights played their first ever playoff game on Wednesday night, and they kicked things off with the kind of pregame pageantry you’d expect from a city that calls itself the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Before the Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings took the ice at T-Mobile arena, fans were treated to a little theater. A guy in a black cape skated out onto the ice carrying a Kings flag, backed by a bunch of other guys with flags. Then a knight in shining gold armor appeared and challenged the man in black to a sword fight.
Obviously, the Golden Knight won. Take a look:
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 12, 2018
Needless to say, a lot of hockey fans thought the Golden Knights’ pregame show was pretty lame. And a lot of them got on Twitter to make fun of it.
Naturally, there were quite a few references to Monty Python and Medieval Times:
— Drew Miller (@DrewMiller61) April 12, 2018
THAT SUCKED SOOOOO BAD!!! Are you kidding me!! Just for that I hope the knights lose!!
— Joyce Cox (@PiJoyceHB) April 12, 2018
That was the corniest opening I’ve ever seen!
— raymond testa (@testa_ray) April 12, 2018
I thought we’d see tigers and shit
— 61:35 (@eGOmarine) April 12, 2018
— ANA•CJB (@ana_cjb) April 12, 2018
— Mr. Ravary (@Chris_Ravary) April 12, 2018
This is the playoffs not fucking Medieval Times. This franchise is a circus.
— Robert Davis (@WillRob1228) April 12, 2018
— ecastel (@ericaste11) April 12, 2018
This is exactly the problem with hockey expansion. NO WAY this BS would take place in Quebec or Hartford. If you want corny King Arthur crap go to Medieval Times not the #StanleyCup Playoffs. Let’s not even talk about that stupid robot drummer guy who followed… pic.twitter.com/ckxzDhFcNt
— MV (@InsureRetire) April 12, 2018
Of course, before you go off ranting about how this is an abomination you would never see in a real hockey market, let’s take a moment to remember this classic pregame show the Ottawa Senators put on back in 2008:
Suddenly the Golden Knights’ pregame show almost seems tasteful, doesn’t it?