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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 4)

1.

RUSSIA
Ivan Drago's rough on Rocky--and next-door neighbours

2.

CANADA
Still great, but not the best way to Finnish

3.

FINLAND
Even when we win, there's something to complain about

4.

SWEDEN
We are Tre Kronor, and we like quarterfinals. :)

5.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechin' 'em off, one by one

6.

UNITED STATES
Do you believe in miracles? Uh, probably not

7.

LATVIA
Thanks for the reality check, Russia, and the help, USA

8.

BELARUS
Prepping trash talk (“Kovalchuk, you're a lousy balalaika player!”)

9.

SWITZERLAND
"And it seems to me he coached this team like a candle in the wind"

10.

SLOVAKIA
miss u, CR baby...u want 2 get back 2gether?

11.

NORWAY
All the trolls are cheering in the fjords

12.

FRANCE
We won't have quarterfinals, but we'll always have Paris

13.

DENMARK
Bods, you made Gretz proud

14.

AUSTRIA
Boo to Germany!

15.

GERMANY
"AUS! AUS! AUS! Das Spiel ist aus! Deutschland ist Weltmeister, schlägt Ungarn 2 zu 1."

16.

HUNGARY
See you next time (hopefully before 2079)



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