First off, I'm a Bruins fan. That said, I have no problem with Pominville chirping Thornton after this one cuz Thornton took on a non-willing guy who doesn't fight much. That's Pominville's job as a Captain. I respect that.
The shove- that's a non-factor. That's part of the game. Just moving him out of the way and reminding Pominville he's there. Someone suggested a suspension- obviously that's a ridiculous statement.
But this isn't good on Thornton- no need to drop them there- as an enforcer, you gotta know who the other guy is, and what type of game he plays. I don't care for this behavior. Just shove/toss him around a little- that gets the point across. Weber and Thornton had words earlier in the game- I'm sure that played a part.
This wasn't a common Thornton move, as he immediately pummels Weber prior to doing his usual usual square off.... Not that there was anything wrong with it as Thornton reigns Southies all over Weber's GRILLE!!!!
This is the very definition of what the enforcer should do.... if you play with an edge (as obviously Weber did here) or do something cheap, someone (Thornton) is going to remind you oh so quickly DON'T do that to my teammate !! Weber would not have gotten his ass kicked if he allowed the Bruin to skate by unopposed!! Good on Thornton!! This is self regulation at its finest (don't get me started on the instigator......)