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.

Power Rankings (as of May 4)

1.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Feels like home, baby

2.

CANADA
Good win – no more “Swiss cheese” jokes

3.

GERMANY
No fear: it won’t take us 81 years to top the Power Rankings again

4.

SWEDEN
This’ll make up for spoiling King Carl Gustaf’s birthday on Saturday

5.

RUSSIA
Has anyone ever seen Kovalchuk and Henrik Sedin in the same room together?

6.

SWITZERLAND
Could everybody cut back on the “Swiss Miss” thing too?

7.

FINLAND
The Czechs were no fun 10 years ago, and they're still no fun today

8.

USA
We lost, but Swedes have to live under socialism with nonstop ABBA

9.

NORWAY
Anders is a Bastiansen of hope

10.

SLOVAKIA
Well, our ticket sales are good, and so is the weather

11.

DENMARK
It’s a Mads, Mads, Mads, Mads Worlds

12.

FRANCE
Kévin is one Hecquefeuille of a hockey player

13.

LATVIA
We should sign that guy and rename him Mads Christensens

14.

SLOVENIA
Hey, in fairness, the Swiss allowed 61 shots in their last game too

15.

BELARUS
Our team has one goal: to score one goal every game

16.

AUSTRIA
Even Belarus could give us tips on how to score



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