I wouldn't call that a problem. That's how top leagues in most sports look in top countries. I don't have the info on hand. But compare Barcelona's payroll with whatever team finished last in la liga last year. Even here, the Astros payroll is 25% of the Dodgers.
It is a problem if you want parity. I suppose it all depends on how you define "problem." The point I was trying to make is that Kovy's team was realistically one of 5ish teams with a realistic chance of winning. Kind of like La Liga, where Barcelona, Real Madrid, and perhaps a couple of other teams are the only ones with a chance.
Kovy's team won because most of the other teams folded and probably won't be back in the KHL. "His" team has the highest payroll and still almost didn't make it.
If Kovy comes back it's to play with Oveckin.
No teams folded during the season. Kovy's team had the highest payroll because he was on the team. The real problem with the KHL is not the budgets of the top teams, there are four or five teams with budgets rivaling mid-tier NHL teams, its the bottom teams which have 10% of the payroll of the top teams.