Bantering Points: 9/7/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks writes that with Alexis Lafreniere officially back in the fold, Peter Laviolette will need to do everything in his power to give the former first overall pick a chance to succeed (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano breaks down the qualities that make Adam Sykora a potential key piece of the Blueshirts' future core as well as the organization's fourth best prospect (LoHud)

Mercogliano also highlighted Will Cuylle's imminent arrival as an NHL regular and why he's likely to graduate out of his current spot as the #3 prospect in the pipeline (LoHud)

Lucas Standel makes the case for why the Rangers ought to hammer out a contract extension with Ryan Lindgren sooner rather than later (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Ottawa Senators agreed to an eight year, $64.4 million contract extension with defenseman Jake Sanderson (Sportsnet)

Defenseman Michael Del Zotto announced his retirement from hockey, wrapping up a career that began on Broadway and featured stints with eight different teams along the way (TSN)

The Arizona Coyotes agreed to a multiyear contract extension with general manager Bill Armstrong (NBC Sports)