Dennis Wideman claims that this hit on the referee was unintentional, and that everything but this blatant cross-check was unavoidable. You be the judge. If the league is going to acknowledge at all that this was an intentional hit, the hammer needs to be brought down on Dennis Wideman and a hefty suspension needs to be dished out. This will serve as a reminder and a warning that there will be zero tolerance of referee altercations, as the league should protect it’s employees.