Poll

Who is your most valuable player?
Brent Burns (CAN)
Sergei Fedorov (RUS)
Mike Green (CAN)
Dany Heatley (CAN)
Tomas Kaberle (CZE)
Evgeni Nabokov (RUS)
Rick Nash (CAN)
Alexander Ovechkin (RUS)
Alexander Semin (RUS)

Power Rankings (as of May 13)

1.

CANADA
The Big Red and White Machine

2.

RUSSIA
Let’s smash some cuckoo clocks

3.

SWEDEN
Tre Kronor does très bien in the quarter-finals

4.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Time to make Prague proud

5.

UNITED STATES
Yes, it’s the quarter-finals, but beware of the 25-percent rule

6.

FINLAND
Do we ever get to play a team from our own continent?

7.

SWITZERLAND
Krueger will sing Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” before they play Russia

8.

NORWAY
Hey Belarus, got any advice for us?

9.

LATVIA
Helmut Balderis had a mustache - is there a lesson to be learned from this?

10.

BELARUS
Give us the 2014 Worlds and we’ll make Minsk-meat out of our rivals

11.

DENMARK
Connie Nielsen is hot, and so is beating Belarus in OT

12.

GERMANY
OK, time to talk about Bayern Munich

13.

SLOVAKIA
OK, time to talk about Rob Niedermayer

14.

FRANCE
Like Voltaire, let us cultivate our hockey players

15.

SLOVENIA
Help us, Todd Elik, you’re our only hope

16.

ITALY
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s not relegation

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