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RUSSIASeven down, two to go
CANADATime to pick it up a little, O Motherland of Hockey
SWEDENNever go in against a Swede when death is on the line
UNITED STATESCouldn't have done it without the loyal support of our fans
FINLANDArgh! We said we wanted Finlandia BY SIBELIUS before the game!
CZECH REPUBLICHow about we bring back the whole Nagano team?
LATVIAIn the seventh heaven, sort of
BELARUSOleg Antonenko deserves his own Olay commercial
SWITZERLANDTo atone for this, in Vancouver we must beat Canada 4-0
SLOVAKIAZdeno, please begin producing sons
NORWAYFrankly, the pickled herring tastes better when you're eighth
FRANCEWe didn't make the final, but we didn't headbutt anyone either
DENMARKWe are the kings of LEGO--and the Relegation Round
AUSTRIAIf only we hosted every year, then we'd never go down
GERMANYWe were actually saving all our goals for next year
HUNGARYOur moustaches weren't quite big enough