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Who's the most valuable player of the 2009 Worlds?
Jack Johnson (USA)
Niko Kapanen (FIN)
Ilya Kovalchuk (RUS)
Andrei Mezin (BLR)
Martin St. Louis (CAN)
Shea Weber (CAN)


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 April 22)

1.

CANADA
The IIHF World Ranking says #1, so it's got to be true

2.

RUSSIA
Slava Bykov roots against Washington and Pittsburgh

3.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Jagr is back, but Vokoun they lack

4.

SWEDEN
Linus Omark, please give us more YouTube goodies

5.

FINLAND
Like a certain car company not named Skoda, we try harder

6.

UNITED STATES
Sort of young, sort of talented, as usual

7.

SWITZERLAND
Dreaming the impossible dream: a bronze medal

8.

SLOVAKIA
Hey, who needs Chara when you've got Valabik?

9.

BELARUS
Grabovsky is eager to fight--for the glory of Belarus

10.

GERMANY
Gelsenkirchen is bigger than PostFinance Arena! Ha ha!

11.

NORWAY
The polar bear remains an at-risk species

12.

LATVIA
Still crazy after all these years

13.

DENMARK
Per B├Ąckman's all right, but he ain't no Per Djoos

14.

AUSTRIA
Welcome back, and how long will you be staying with us?

15.

FRANCE
We await President Sarkozy's opinion of Dave Henderson

16.

HUNGARY
Who are you, and how did you get in here?



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