By his estimation, the longest road trip in Finland is four hours. The shortest for Grand Rapids is three hours. Many minor-league trips are made by bus. That aspect of the game is much easier to deal with at the NHL level.
"It's been ok," said Leino. "I'm getting used to the hockey more every day. I think it's even harder to play there (than in the NHL). You travel a lot and have to recover from the games. It's been a rough time. It's been good for me."