Ok admittedly I haven't seen the interview here, but I'm pretty sure Downey was joking. It's the potatoman we're talking about here, he's probably just having some fun with Lats.
Yeah, he was just teasing him. It was really funny actually. He also said something about wanting to be Begin's Christmas Santa or something (I think the Habs may exchange Christmas presents) because he had something really special in mind for him. I don't know. I was too busy laughing to really pay attention to what he was saying here. He has a really interesting way of speaking, if I didn't know already he was from Ontario I'd have thought he was a Newfie.
A good guy though, who gave some thoughtful answers.