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Poll

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 29)

1.

CANADA
More powerful than a Tim Horton's doughnut

2.

RUSSIA
Kovy is kruisin'

3.

SWEDEN
Wow, that was just like playing Finland

4.

FINLAND
Shut up, Sweden--we won too!

5.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Some guy called "Niko-las" kept scoring on us

6.

SWITZERLAND
Following the Gospel According to Ralph

7.

UNITED STATES
IIHF.com would never question Ron Wilson's integrity

8.

LATVIA
Sorry, Austria (well, not THAT sorry)

9.

BELARUS
We beat Hungary: potato pancakes all around!

10.

SLOVAKIA
Should add Peter Stastny for the next round

11.

NORWAY
Tommy Jakobsen isn't getting older, he's getting better

12.

FRANCE
Forget the Habs--we are the Flying Frenchmen

13.

DENMARK
We've seen this Lars von Trier movie before

14.

GERMANY
Everybody but us can get relegated--how sweet is that?

15.

HUNGARY
Magical Magyars? What Magical Magyars?

16.

AUSTRIA
Two goals in three games? Call Dr. Freud now



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