Bantering Points: 7/8/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Jared Schwartz chatted with Gabe Perreault ahead of the 2023 first round pick's return to Boston College for his sophomore season (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson points out that as other teams around the league have made improvements since the offseason began, the Rangers are set to return nearly the entirety of their 2023-24 squad that fell short (Newsday)

Tom Castro details how missing out on bringing Colorado's Joe Sakic into the fold, first as a player and later an executive, has haunted the Blueshirts across multiple decades (The Hockey Writers)

Peter Baugh examine$ New York'$ depth chart in the aftermath of free agency (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Ryan Clark reports that the San Jose Sharks agreed to a three year, entry-level contract with 2024 first overall pick Macklin Celebrini who will turn pro rather than return to Boston University (ESPN)

Emily Sadler makes the case for what players should fill each of the six captain vacancies around the NHL (Sportsnet)