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SWITZERLANDSchwiiz is hopping, big-time
RUSSIAGo Ovi go go go, Ovi be good
CANADAI looked over Jordan and what did I see, coming for to carry Canada home
SWEDENPääjärvi-Svensson and Ekman-Larsson left Latvia seeing double
FINLANDThat's why they call Rinne "The Great Wall of Nashville"
DENMARKObviously we had a good first period
GERMANYAt least we made the Russians work for it
CZECH REPUBLICWe did not make Prague-ress against the Swiss
LATVIAIf Chuck Norris is Latvian, let's use him against Norway
BELARUSIf you don't score, you can't win -- not even against Finland this year
NORWAYViolence is not the answer
SLOVAKIAThere is something rotten in the state of Den...um, no, Slovakia
FRANCE“The word impossible is not in my dictionary” (Napoleon Bonaparte)
ITALYThe barbarians are at the gates
KAZAKHSTANAll we need to improve is our offence, defence, and goaltending