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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 May 1)

1.

CANADA
Wham, bam, thank you, Stamkos

2.

RUSSIA
Rah, rah, Kalinin, Russia's greatest goals machine

3.

FINLAND
Oh Kapanen, My Kapanen

4.

UNITED STATES
How do you like them freedom fries?

5.

SWEDEN
6-5, 6-5...what is this, the 1987 Canada Cup final?

6.

LATVIA
Switzerland, you just got Masalskis-ed

7.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Strange but true: Blatak has twice as many goals as Jagr

8.

BELARUS
Beating Sweden is more fun, but Norway will do

9.

SWITZERLAND
Can they or canton they?

10.

SLOVAKIA
If Jozef Golonka had played, we would have won

11.

NORWAY
Maybe we'll scare Canada if we dress up like Dimmu Borgir

12.

FRANCE
Mon Dieu, freedom fries are so 2003

13.

AUSTRIA
Does this other Thomas guy make $7 million too?

14.

DENMARK
Starring Peter Regin as "The Happy Prince"

15.

GERMANY
We can't score, but we look good in lederhosen

16.

HUNGARY
On the bright side, there's no swine flu here yet



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