NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 7, 2019

by | Jul 7, 2019 | News, NHL | 7 comments

The Sabres sign Marcus Johansson, Rasmus Ristolainen gets a speeding ticket, and the Bruins sign Peter Cehlarik. Details in the NHL morning coffee headlines.

WGR 550: The Buffalo Sabres yesterday signed unrestricted free agent winger Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $9.5-million contract.

Buffalo Sabres sign Marcus Johansson to a two-year contract (Photo via NHL.com).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is a reasonable short-term deal with an annual average value is $4.5 million. For a club in need of secondary scoring, Johansson should provide a much-needed boost.

The 28-year-old is a skilled playmaker who can play all three forward positions. He’s exceeded 45 points in five of his nine NHL seasons.

Injuries are a concern, including two concussions in concussions in 2017 and 2018. When healthy, Johansson should be a solid addition to the Sabres offense. 

THE BUFFALO NEWS: recently reported Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen was “fined $135,000 and faces a three-month suspended license for speeding in Finland.” The incident occurred on May 3, when Ristolainen was doing 50 mph in a 25 mph zone during a period of heavy traffic. It’s reportedly the most expensive speeding ticket ever in Finland,

SPECTOR’S NOTE: They don’t mess around with traffic fines in Finland. 

 







7 Comments

  1. “Injuries are a concern, including two concussions in concussions in 2017 and 2018. When healthy, Johansson should be a solid addition to the Sabres offense. “

    There’s a concussion joke in here somewhere but I’m not sure how to type it up without sounding like a prick.

    • Good short term signing without giving up anything but cap space.

  2. $135,000.00 fine for going 50 mph in a 25 mph zone.

    Note to self:

    Never move to Finland!

    • Speeding fines in Finland are proportional to income.

  3. Thank you for clarifying everydayboots.

    That means my fine would have been only $1.35.

    Note to self:

    It’s ok to move to Finland!

    • Nicely done, Cousin Vinny. Why do I think you would win the case in any event?

  4. If the NHL reacted to hits to the head as Finland does to exceeding the speed limit the problem would be over.