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 9)

1.

CANADA
91, 92, 94...this is working well so far...let's add 99!

2.

RUSSIA
We used to start Worlds by beating East Germany 17-1, but this'll do

3.

SWEDEN
ABBA sold more albums than a-ha, and we scored more goals than Norway

4.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Escargots taste good with Pilsner

5.

SWITZERLAND
Sean Simpson's winning percentage is better than Viktor Tikhonov's

6.

DENMARK
We beat Finland like Lars Ulrich beats his drums on “Enter Sandman”

7.

SLOVAKIA
Help us, Obi-Wan Demitra, you're our only hope

8.

BELARUS
You don't mess with the Zankovets

9.

GERMANY
Totally invincible when we play in front of 77,803 fans

10.

USA
Next time we play in a soccer stadium, we're dressing Mia Hamm

11.

LATVIA
In the third period, Znaroks should have played Helmut Balderis more

12.

FINLAND
Losing to Denmark...is there any way we could blame this on the volcano?

13.

NORWAY
Just a little too neighbourly

14.

FRANCE
On the positive side, we didn't let Ondrej Pavelec score

15.

ITALY
We told them not to put sauerkraut on our pre-game pizza. But did they listen? No!

16.

KAZAKHSTAN
Belarus kicked our Astana



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