Thread: Speculation: Schultz talk pt. 2
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05-28-2012, 01:27 PM
Ched Brosky
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Originally Posted by RTN View Post
I have no idea what Burke kept the payroll to or what he was willing to spend on players. What I do know is he had more than enough money for top level scouting if he wanted it. Canucks had a high payroll for not being a very good team during the late 90s, so I don't know why there would suddenly be a strict internal budget when the club actually started to improve both in the standings and financially. McCaw may not have been very involved with the club, but no fans ever criticized him for not signing cheques. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a Canuck that walked away because he wasn't being paid enough.
The team did have an internal budget back in the McCaw days. Something like 48M on player contracts

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