January 24 practice quotes: Matt Greene - LA Kings Insider

On his season tickets at Dodger Stadium:
I’m a partial, 20-game pack season ticket holder.

On what it means to play at Dodger Stadium:
It’s awesome. It’s awesome to be able to get out there and be a part of it and see the action – see what the players see when they’re down there. It’s a lot of fun. It’s a building with a lot of history and it’s really cool to take part in it.

On if he has thought about possibly not being able to play in the game:
You obviously just want to play. It’s something that you have circled on the date and hopefully I get a chance to.

On if it will be a physical game tomorrow:
I think so – both teams need the points. It’s an outdoor game – but at the same time, it’s the same ramifications as a regular game. So you have to be ready for it.

On how skating on the outdoor rink compares to STAPLES Center:
It’s right around the same. I think it’s probably a little warmer out there right now, but it’s also earlier than it’s going to be tomorrow. Once everything starts going, I think everything will relax a little bit. You lose track of what’s going on around you – just kind of in the moment.

On how the outdoor game will grow hockey in Southern California:
It’s going to get people who probably aren’t traditional hockey fans out to watch the game. I think hockey is a sport that if you get someone to come and watch one time live, then you can get them hooked and hopefully that’s what happens here. It’s a special venue. It’s going to get a lot of people out there that don’t get a chance to see a game with the added exposure and the amount of seats. Hopefully it can turn them and give them something to get passionate about.

On what it was like practicing at Dodger Stadium:
It’s cool. It’s fun to be coming out of a dugout like that. I think every kid growing up playing little league and stuff like that – it’s a bit of a dream. To do it with the gear on – obviously not the right kind – it’s a pretty cool experience. [Reporter: I can remember the picture of you being the Dodger dugout.] That was fun, that was a good time. That was the ultimate experience right there.

On if there will be a Dodger player in a Kings jersey on the bench tomorrow:
Highly doubtful.

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