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CANADAThe IIHF World Ranking says #1, so it's got to be true
RUSSIASlava Bykov roots against Washington and Pittsburgh
CZECH REPUBLICJagr is back, but Vokoun they lack
SWEDENLinus Omark, please give us more YouTube goodies
FINLANDLike a certain car company not named Skoda, we try harder
UNITED STATESSort of young, sort of talented, as usual
SWITZERLANDDreaming the impossible dream: a bronze medal
SLOVAKIAHey, who needs Chara when you've got Valabik?
BELARUSGrabovsky is eager to fight--for the glory of Belarus
GERMANYGelsenkirchen is bigger than PostFinance Arena! Ha ha!
NORWAYThe polar bear remains an at-risk species
LATVIAStill crazy after all these years
DENMARKPer Bäckman's all right, but he ain't no Per Djoos
AUSTRIAWelcome back, and how long will you be staying with us?
FRANCEWe await President Sarkozy's opinion of Dave Henderson
HUNGARYWho are you, and how did you get in here?