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From the Pressbox: Winter Classic Struggles

Paul Bruno

Paul Bruno

Paul is a 22-year veteran of the STATS INC reporter network, scoring play by play for the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. He is also the creator of the statistical platform which evolved into the NHL's Real Time Scoring System, which was unveiled in 1992. You can also hear him on XM Sirius and, talking hockey and baseball.In addition to all of Toronto's teams, he is also a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Today, From the Pressbox: Both teams featured in the New Year's Day Winter Classic game are faltering right now. What's gone wrong for Detroit and Toronto? The Florida Panthers playing with a renewed purpose. How are things going in Phoenix?

The Winter Classic Matchup - a look at both teams

The Detroit Red Wings will host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 1:00 p.m. at the famed Michigan Stadium (The Big House) on January 1, 2014. It was made fairly clear, in the first episode of the HBO series 24/7, that neither team is playing their best hockey right now, although both clubs still have a hold on a playoff spot at this time. That's a good point to begin a comparison of the two clubs and what ails them currently.

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