Bantering Points: 9/11/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Vincent Mercogliano breaks down how Brennan Othmann has established himself as New York's second best prospect ahead of his first pro season in North America (LoHud)

Mercogliano also christened 2023 first round pick Gabe Perreault as the Blueshirts' top prospect (LoHud)

Brian Abate discusses the possible approaches the Rangers could take as they deploy their defense corps ahead of the 2023-24 campaign (The Hockey Writers)

Lucas Standel highlights a handful of players (one of which who has since signed a contract) that Chris Drury may want to offer PTO's to ahead of training camp (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Mike Gould relays word that the Tampa Bay Lightning agreed to a one year, $800,000 contract with forward Tyler Motte (Daily Faceoff)

Former Atlanta Thrashers' forward Andrew Ladd announced his retirement from professional hockey (TSN)

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that they'll be retiring Chris Chelios' #7 on February 25th ahead of their game against the Detroit Red Wings (NBC Sports)