from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
"They pay the players pretty good, but that's where a most all the money is spent. The rest of the set up, it's not even close to the AHL," said goaltender Yann Danis, who spent the 2010-11 season with Khabarovsk Amur, a smaller market team located "about 30 minutes north of China. An eight-hour flight from Moscow."
"St Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa - I'm sure it's better with the teams that have money," Danis said. "We had our own charter plane, but it was one of those (models) that crashed. Not the nicest plane. The hotels? They're two stars over here. The NHLers (who choose to go in case of a lockout), it's going to be a huge difference for them."