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FINLANDIn Granlund's case, HIFK stands for "He's Incredibly Freakin' Kreative"
CZECH REPUBLICOur inability to get three goals in the last 47 seconds cost us
RUSSIAAnd that's why they call us "mercurial" and "enigmatic"
CANADAJust so you know, we're still automatically the greatest
NORWAYImagine what we could do with a few more Olimbs
GERMANYBeethoven and Einstein...maybe that was pushing it
USASomeday we'll host this tournament in Phoenix and Atlanta
SWITZERLANDHey Canada, we challenge you to a new Summit Series!
SLOVAKIAHistorians may quibble, but there'll never be a better year than 2002
DENMARKSixteen skaters with zero goals – now that's a balanced attack
FRANCEHenderson made a wild stab for it and fell
LATVIAIt's the eye of the beaver, it's the thrill of the fight
BELARUSWe were so good together, Coach Hanlonovsky
AUSTRIAWorst PP, PK, and goaltending, but otherwise we were quite good
SLOVENIAWho wants to live forever?