He received a 10-minute major and proceeded to swing his stick at the ref, and then knock him down again for good measure.
Regardless of whether you think it's a big deal or not, it's a shift in the right direction.
He hit him right in the damn face. With a goalie's stick!
This toothless jabroni flashing a thumbs up during a fight in a semi-pro hockey game might be the definitive hockey picture.