Matt Greene pulls no punches about Penner’s conditioning

Matt Greene (photo: K. Spatz)

This needs to be the final article on Dustin Penner‘s weight…

Matt Greene loves to joke around. He’s sarcastic, witty and has some of the best comebacks you’ll ever hear.

However, while on stage at HockeyFest yesterday, he became instantly serious about one topic – Kevin Westgarth’s singing ability. Greene swears the Kings resident heavyweight does a mean ‘Piano Man’ at karaoke night.

Westgarth told me it wasn’t good enough to break out at his wedding last month – yet, teammates Kyle Clifford and Jonathan Quick back up Greene’s claim.

A few hours later, Greene went into serious mode again when Penner’s name came up during a one-on-one conversation we had (which I’ll post more of later).

“I’ve known Pens for a long time and I’ve been working out with him too,” Greene began to explain. “He’s not out of shape. He’s not fat. He’s one of the biggest human beings I’ve ever seen in my life – when you’re talking about things like bone structure. If you look at him, he has a barrel chest of a rib cage and shoulders that are twice the size of any other guy that’s about his size. He’s a big man, a big skeleton. He’s in shape, he’s been working hard and doing his job.”

As for the critics, Greene had this to add…

“What are you going to do? How much can you debate it when he’s not playing? It’s pretty easy to talk negative about him when he’s not playing in games. We haven’t played a single game yet. So, wait until he starts playing and then they’ll see it. I think they’re going to notice a difference. He’s looked great on the ice and I think he’s going to have a big year for us.”

The end.

Time to turn the page. Those who want to keep the topic going are perhaps the same people still asking if Mike Richards will be the new captain, if Ryan Smyth is going to be ‘returned’ to LA and/or if Drew Doughty is about to get traded.

So, the next time you read quotes from Greene on MayorsManor we’ll be getting back to what he does best – make us laugh.

Like in this article – Matt Greene tattoos his teammates

Penner’s pretty funny himself, as evidenced in one of his visits here

And then recently, Ethan Moreau wanted to get in on the debate here, saying neither Greene nor Penner are very funny.

We’re going to have to settle this soon.  Where’s Jay Mohr when you need him?

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