Canucks boss antes up for run at Cup

Updated: June 26, 2003, 11:22 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Canucks general manager Brian Burke has a talented, young team, full houses for home games and now he's getting a significant boost in payroll. Together the combination figures to put Vancouver closer to contending for the Stanley Cup next season.

At a time when most NHL teams are cutting or freezing payroll, Burke has been given approval from Canucks owner John McCaw to budget between $40 million and $45 million on player salaries, according to the Vancouver Sun.