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Power Rankings (as of May 15)

1.

SWITZERLAND
Schwiiz is hopping, big-time

2.

RUSSIA
Go Ovi go go go, Ovi be good

3.

CANADA
I looked over Jordan and what did I see, coming for to carry Canada home

4.

SWEDEN
Pääjärvi-Svensson and Ekman-Larsson left Latvia seeing double

5.

FINLAND
That's why they call Rinne "The Great Wall of Nashville"

6.

DENMARK
Obviously we had a good first period

7.

GERMANY
At least we made the Russians work for it

8.

CZECH REPUBLIC
We did not make Prague-ress against the Swiss

9.

LATVIA
If Chuck Norris is Latvian, let's use him against Norway

10.

BELARUS
If you don't score, you can't win -- not even against Finland this year

11.

NORWAY
Violence is not the answer

12.

SLOVAKIA
There is something rotten in the state of Den...um, no, Slovakia

13.

USA
Relegation schmelegation

14.

FRANCE
“The word impossible is not in my dictionary” (Napoleon Bonaparte)

15.

ITALY
The barbarians are at the gates

16.

KAZAKHSTAN
All we need to improve is our offence, defence, and goaltending



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