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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 7)

1.

RUSSIA
Seven down, two to go

2.

CANADA
Time to pick it up a little, O Motherland of Hockey

3.

SWEDEN
Never go in against a Swede when death is on the line

4.

UNITED STATES
Couldn't have done it without the loyal support of our fans

5.

FINLAND
Argh! We said we wanted Finlandia BY SIBELIUS before the game!

6.

CZECH REPUBLIC
How about we bring back the whole Nagano team?

7.

LATVIA
In the seventh heaven, sort of

8.

BELARUS
Oleg Antonenko deserves his own Olay commercial

9.

SWITZERLAND
To atone for this, in Vancouver we must beat Canada 4-0

10.

SLOVAKIA
Zdeno, please begin producing sons

11.

NORWAY
Frankly, the pickled herring tastes better when you're eighth

12.

FRANCE
We didn't make the final, but we didn't headbutt anyone either

13.

DENMARK
We are the kings of LEGO--and the Relegation Round

14.

AUSTRIA
If only we hosted every year, then we'd never go down

15.

GERMANY
We were actually saving all our goals for next year

16.

HUNGARY
Our moustaches weren't quite big enough



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