John Scott, who played one game with the Canadiens at the end of the 2015-16 season, was back in the news recently because of comments he made about another former Canadien, P.K. Subban, during an ESNP E:60 profile that aired on the Nashville Predators defenceman ahead of the Stanley Cup final.

“I don’t like him. I think on the ice, he’s a piece of garbage,” Scott said about Subban on ESPN’s E:60. “Perceived as like a hot shot, this guy thinks he’s better than everybody.”

On Monday, Scott was interviewed on Montreal’s TSN Radio 690 and tried to explain his comments which were from an interview he said he did about two years ago with ESPN. Scott wasn’t aware that it was going to be part of the feature on Subban before he started receiving a lot of “hate tweets” from Montreal.

“I didn’t know what was going on,” Scott told TSN Radio 690’s Simon Tsalikis. “I just tried to figure out what’s going on and I find out it’s because of this ESPN piece I did a long time ago and they’re running it yesterday. I didn’t even see it really. So I’m just trying to put some fires out and tell everyone like: yeah, I said that a long time ago.

“I honestly hated everyone I played against, so it’s not anything personal against P.K.,” added Scott, who retired following his one game with the Canadiens after Montreal acquired him in a bizarre trade with the Arizona Coyotes. “I hadn’t met him at that time and now that I’ve met him I actually like the guy. He’s a good guy off the ice. But on the ice I don’t like him and that’s just all there is to it. I’m not going to back down from that comment. I didn’t like playing against him, I didn’t like some of the antics he did. You’re allowed to not like people. It’s not always rainbows and butterflies. So everyone I hope please stop mean tweeting me.”