I think it's reasonable to make a specific thread for these things and to discuss hockey in hockey threads. So, the head of players' union Kovalenko gave some details on teams' debt in today's interview: - There are 9 teams that still haven't paid full money to players: Admiral, Barys, Dynamo Minsk, Dynamo Moscow, Lada, Medvescak, Sibir, Slovan, Sochi. He specifically stated that Dynamo Moscow and Sochi have paid the basic salaries, but not bonuses (in contradiction to the officials' claims of having erased the debts). - 2 teams have paid the last of their dept in recent weeks: Amur and Kuznya. - PU still gives the clubs time until July. http://www.russia-hockey.ru/articles/kovalenko/delo_tcesti_deviat_clubov/ An important aspect is that the KHL can't allow the teams in dept participate in the championsip, according to points 42.1.3 and 54.1.3 of their own legal regulations, moreover, the deadline is stated on May 31st. http://www.khl.ru/documents/KHL_legal_regulations_2014-2017_current.pdf Shame! Shame! In other news, head of Novokuznetsk admitted today that EVRAZ couldn't provide the amount of cabbage the team requested, so Kuznya will probably look to grow new Kaprizovs. http://news.sportbox.ru/Vidy_sporta/Hokkej/KHL/spbnews_NI638014_Metallurgu_urezali_finansirovanije Also a reminder that the KHL salary cap is 950 wooden roubles this season with a 20% luxury tax. The principle of off-cap salaries has been abolished, the only contract that is still active under that rule is Kovalchuk.