Jimmy Howard is upset that the cancelation of the Winter Classic will also mean the scrapping of HBO's 24/7 series this year.
At the same time, Howard wasn't sure how well 24/7 would have worked with the Detroit Red Wings. "I was curious to see how guys were going to react with the cameras all around, considering how many Europeans we have and how after games they're sort of like water bugs, the way they just run out of the room," Howard said. "I was curious to see how all the guys would be reacting when there's cameras everywhere." We'll probably get a chance to find out next year. The 2014 Winter Classic is expected to be between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs and HBO might decide to do their tie-in programming then.