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CANADAMore powerful than a Tim Horton's doughnut
RUSSIAKovy is kruisin'
SWEDENWow, that was just like playing Finland
FINLANDShut up, Sweden--we won too!
CZECH REPUBLICSome guy called "Niko-las" kept scoring on us
SWITZERLANDFollowing the Gospel According to Ralph
UNITED STATESIIHF.com would never question Ron Wilson's integrity
LATVIASorry, Austria (well, not THAT sorry)
BELARUSWe beat Hungary: potato pancakes all around!
SLOVAKIAShould add Peter Stastny for the next round
NORWAYTommy Jakobsen isn't getting older, he's getting better
FRANCEForget the Habs--we are the Flying Frenchmen
DENMARKWe've seen this Lars von Trier movie before
GERMANYEverybody but us can get relegated--how sweet is that?
HUNGARYMagical Magyars? What Magical Magyars?
AUSTRIATwo goals in three games? Call Dr. Freud now