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Meh. The Leafs were purely playing for Matthews. At least two goals against were directly caused by cheating for him. I’m not reading too much into it.

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If Matthews had scored against the Panthers, at least him, Marner, Nylander, Tavares probably wouldn’t have been playing at all. I thought the guys on the playoff spot bubble played pretty well.

Both Brodie and Tavares looked like they were about to cry when they scored and Brodie had the longest goal drought in the league. Keefe pulled Jones and kept Matthews on for a nearly 3-minute shift. I just think the only real takeaway from that game is that they all really wanted Matthews to hit 70. They’d normally get benched for the dangerous, Hail Mary passes they were making to him.

I also think the Kucherov assist is a different dynamic. He just needed a touch. Could’ve been a primary or secondary assist. Matthews needed a goal and finished with 16 attempts, 12 shots, and 2 posts. Could’ve been 15-1 but treated like a W if one of those went in.

Opinion: Poland's democracy isn't out of the woods (kyivindependent.com)

Although local elections often don’t make international news headlines or involve widely recognizable household names, anyone who cares about the state of liberal democracy would do well to pay attention to them. In Turkey, for example, recent elections not only revealed widespread dissatisfaction with the country’s...

Secret Russian foreign policy document urges action to weaken the U.S. (www.washingtonpost.com)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has been drawing up plans to try to weaken its Western adversaries, including the United States, and leverage the Ukraine war to forge a global order free from what it sees as American dominance, according to a secret Foreign Ministry document....

Johnson Needs Democrats on Ukraine, Handing Them Power to Shape Aid Plan (www.nytimes.com)

Speaker Mike Johnson’s elaborate plan for pushing aid to Ukraine through the House over his own party’s objections relies on an unusual strategy: He is counting on House Democrats and their leader, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, to provide the votes necessary to clear the way for it to come to the floor....

Israel reportedly deploys extra weapons for assumed Rafah offensive (www.theguardian.com)

Israel has reportedly deployed extra artillery and armoured personnel carriers to the Gaza Strip periphery, suggesting that the military is preparing for its long-threatened ground offensive on Rafah, the only place of relative safety for at least 1.4 million displaced Palestinian civilians....

Are the Leafs ready for Round 1 against the Bruins? (theathletic.com)

Heading into Tuesday’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers, it was hard not to look ahead and see it as a playoff preview. For weeks, the standings didn’t move much, and it felt like the Leafs and Panthers were locked into a first-round matchup....

Johnson’s Plan for Ukraine Aid Meets Republican Pushback, Muddying Its Path (www.nytimes.com)

Speaker Mike Johnson on Tuesday encountered stiff resistance from Republicans as he embarked on a complicated and politically perilous strategy to push legislation through the House to send aid to Israel and Ukraine — all while beating back a threat to his own job....

Explosions, fire reported at military airfield in occupied Crimea (kyivindependent.com)

Explosions were reported in the town of Dzhankoi in occupied Crimea near a military airfield during the early hours of April 17, according to Russian-affiliated telegram channels. Following the explosions, a large-scale fire reportedly broke out at the airfield....

Netanyahu aims to trap west into war across Middle East, warns Iranian diplomat (www.theguardian.com)

Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to trap the west into a total war across the Middle East that would have incalculable consequences for the region and the world, Iran’s top diplomat in the UK has claimed, in his first interview since Tehran launched an unprecedented missile and drone attack against Israel at the weekend....

Leafs vs. Panthers observations: Auston Matthews held off as playoff matchup set (theathletic.com)

The Leafs came away with an early two-goal lead from Mitch Marner on the power play and Noah Gregor after a well-battled opening period. However, the Florida Panthers turned a gear in the second in what was one of Toronto’s most porous periods of the season. It took 28 seconds for Carter Verhaeghe to get the Panthers into the...

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This game was a real bummer to watch.

I’m glad it’s Boston in the first. Not because of this game. I just feel like beating the Bruins. Fuck you, Beantown!

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NYT now too. Any time you hit “share” and grab a link it’s a gift link.

She Was Kidnapped a Decade Ago With 275 Girls. Finally, She Escaped. (www.nytimes.com)

Kidnapped from their dormitory exactly 10 years ago, the 276 captives known as the Chibok Girls were catapulted to fame by Michelle Obama, by churches that took up the mostly Christian students’ cause and by campaigners using the slogan “Bring Back Our Girls.”...

Leafs vs. Red Wings observations: Matthews scores No. 69 in OT loss (theathletic.com)

Mitch Marner put the Leafs on the board, connecting with William Nylander on the power play. Detroit responded with four straight goals, including two from Alex Debrincat. David Perron’s 16th came with 19 seconds left, something the Leafs have done way too often....

Iran launches drone attack against Israel as Biden rushes to White House (www.theguardian.com)

Iran said it launched dozens of drones and ballistic missiles towards Israel on Saturday in a major attack following days of acute tension building up in the region and warnings from the US and elsewhere about a wider conflict erupting....

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The Good Guy Iran narrative is so bizarre. It’s like applauding someone for “showing restraint” because they hired a hitman instead of killing someone themselves.

For Many Western Allies, Sending Weapons to Israel Gets Dicey (www.nytimes.com)

The governments of Germany and the United States remain the backbone of international military support for Israel, accounting for 95 percent of major weapons systems sent to Israel, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks the global weapons trade. So far, the pressure has not swayed them...

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I suppose we’ve gotten to the level of admission where the media is calling continued illegal support “dicey”.

This article is about global resistance to sending arms to Israel. It’s “dicey” (meaning risky) because, on top of public pressure, governments are now facing potential legal consequences both locally and internationally. Calling it either “concerning” or “troubling” doesn’t make sense in this context. Ironically, if they used that language, the article would be doing the very thing you’re accusing it of doing.

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That’s not what it means. I suspect you’re reacting to the headline without reading the article. It’s not making a moral statement about arms sales. It’s saying that countries are realizing that they face potential legal exposure for continuing those sales/transfers. That’s why it’s risky. No one knows if they’ll actually face those consequences so, in that context, there’s a “chance it’s alright.” Legally – not ethically or morally.

The Leahy Laws are another example of that – they’re frequently criticized for being selectively enforced. The Leahy Laws put Israel aid at risk but it’s not a sure thing, regardless of the moral implications. At the end of the day, if the US believes or chooses to believe that they don’t apply, they probably won’t.

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