10: Loui Eriksson‘s well known fighting overawed him.
9: He was reading the instructions on his forearm that say “stick is for shooting the round black thing”.
8: It was a ploy to get the press to talk about anything other than how bad the team is.
7: It was a career ambition of John Scott to be the subject of a Mike Milbury rant twice in less than four weeks.
6: He wasn’t looking specifically for Eriksson, but anyone other than Chara or Lucic would do.
5: Given Eriksson’s standing as the NHL’s 629th ranked hitter, it was in retaliation for a series of dirty hits earlier in the game:
3.2: #NHLWheelOfJustice is his favorite web series, its just so unpredictable.
3: The team being booed at home hurt his feelings and he just lashed out, and feels very, very bad for it.
2: Ron Rolston told him he’d be replaced by a cardboard cutout if he wasn’t on the score sheet by the end of his next shift.
1: When Steve Ott is your captain everyone knows where you’ve set the bar.