Good for Booth, but I think it was pretty obvious that Richards was hesitant to actually 'go at it'...for obvious reasons.
I give both props. This was more than just a revenge fight. This was two guys ending the retaliatory stuff.
This reminds me of the Jannsen-Belak scrap a few years ago. Jannsen hammered Kaberle and the first game after the hit he stood in there with Belak and took some heavy punches. He ended any of the retaliatory stuff coming to him or his teammates.
Richards did the same kind of thing, even though he probably could have dummied Booth.