1. Behind the Mask: Do You Need a Big-Name NHL Goalie to Win the Stanley Cup?

    Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke has said, on a number of occasions, that he believes the only way to build a championship team is from the net out. He’s not the only one...

    Christian Butzek Written by Christian Butzek about over 3 years ago 601 reads 5 comments

  2. Tomas Kaberle Gets the Shaft from Brian Burke, Toronto Maple Leafs

    Tomas Kaberle finds himself in an unfamiliar position for a professional athlete who has spent his entire 12-year professional career with one team: his strengths as a person and as a player go unrecognized...

    Christian Butzek Written by Christian Butzek about over 3 years ago 2,566 reads 42 comments

  3. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke: More Bark than Bite

    Leaf Nation breathed a sigh of relief when Brian Burke was announced as the club’s new General Manager. The no-nonsense, straight-talking Burke was supposed to lead a turnaround for a franchise ...

    Christian Butzek Written by Christian Butzek about over 4 years ago 830 reads 25 comments

  4. Bryan Murray Fails To Deliver as Ottawa Senators GM

    The Ottawa Senators have thus far exceeded expectations by remaining in the hunt for a playoff spot. Brian Murray, however, has been a chronic underachiever as the club’s general manager, with a legacy of poor managerial decisions...

    Christian Butzek Written by Christian Butzek about almost 5 years ago 543 reads 8 comments

  5. Bayern Munich Drops The Ball With Transfers

    Sometime around 2001, when the Bavarians captured their first and only Champions League title, they moved away from landing the game’s big stars and began buying on the cheap...

    Christian Butzek Written by Christian Butzek about 5 years ago 710 reads 7 comments

  6. Barcelona Too Slick For Man Utd

    Man United came into the UEFA Champion’s League final as the favourites but were duly played off the pitch by the slick Spaniards...

    Christian Butzek Written by Christian Butzek about over 5 years ago 294 reads 3 comments