The Buffalo Sabres have signed former Flyer forward Ville Leino to a six-year, $27 million contract, worth $4.5 million per season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: While I admire the Sabres aggressiveness and determination to build into a Cup contender, they’ve seriously overpaid here for Leino, who was believed seeking over $3 million per season from the Flyers a few months ago. Leino’s a terrific all-round forward, but he’s not worth that kind of money unless he elevates his game under Lindy Ruff.