The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF World Championship. They are distinct from the official IIHF World Ranking.
FINLANDThe best things in life are worth waiting for. Congratulations, Suomi!
SWEDENSo sorry about the silver, Sweden
CZECH REPUBLICRussia, you just got Cervenka-ed
RUSSIAReal Ovechkin emerges from hiding in Brazil, denounces impostor
CANADASorry, Bob – the dog ate my homework and I slept in
NORWAYWe won the Nordic bronze medal! Yay us!
GERMANYDanke schön, Uwe
USAPalin still contemplating run for USA Hockey presidency
SWITZERLANDSoon, Raphael Diaz will be more famous than Cameron Diaz
SLOVAKIAWe delivered on our guarantee – of great beer and gorgeous women
DENMARKNot great, but almost as good as Slovakia
FRANCENot good, but almost as mediocre as Denmark
LATVIAWe're still here
BELARUSSo are we!
AUSTRIA“Relegate Me Amadeus”
SLOVENIAIf you can spell “Ljubljana,” come party with us in Division I next year