I see what you're saying, but I disagree with you. I just don't think you can look at this incident in isolation. The whole reason this is even being discussed is because it happened within the context of his prior offenses. He got caught driving with a revoked license, and his license was revoked because he got caught for 2 DUIs. I agree that, in isolation, this wouldn't be a big deal; but the reality of it is that it didn't happen in isolation.
Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."