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.
GERMANYYou laughed when the last Power Rankings had us third. Who’s laughing now, dummkopf?
CANADAFrench toast drowned in maple syrup
CZECH REPUBLICGotta stay focused, no easy games. Now, imagine the score if Jagr was 29...
USACheering crowds gathered...wait, that wasn’t for the win over Norway?
SWITZERLAND The boys from Bern are boogying
FINLANDLittle-known fact: Paul McCartney wrote “When I’m 64” about Granlund
SWEDEN Mats Wennerholm has promised to wear Salming Underwear for the rest of the tournament
SLOVAKIARepeat after me: "There is no home ice curse!"
RUSSIA This is not NHL 94. It’s not cool to make somebody’s head bleed.
LATVIAConsidering we usually score zero goals against Finland, we’ll take it
NORWAYNick Palmieri...dude, are you sure you're not Zach Parise?
SLOVENIARussia = 2,014 registered players. Slovenia = 155. 6-4 Russia = Good work, Slovenia!
BELARUSActivists call on Belarus to start putting the puck in the net
AUSTRIAWhose bright idea was it to put Mattias Weinhandl in goal?
DENMARKWe need to improve in certain areas, like not losing 6-0
FRANCEMr. Huet? Your return flight to Chicago has been cancelled