Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely for being a total asshole. If you watch the video there is no doubt whatsoever that he meant to hit that referee. What a chump move. I don't care how frustrated you are, the act of skating up behind a linesman and drilling him with a cross-check is cowardly as hell.
I guess January is the month of being total dickheads to referees. It is one thing to get up in a referees face and voice your opinion. To actually physically assault a referee is something else. Jarmal Reid of Oregon State was also recently suspended for tripping a referee. His act was far less aggregious than Wideman's, but still a total dickhead move.
I've lived in the Boston area my entire life and I remember Wideman was universally hated around here. I actually defended him and didn't think he was as bad as everyone was claiming. However, there is no defending this one. Enjoy your suspension, ya jackass.