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.
SWEDENOur Vikings out-Vikinged Denmark's Vikings
CZECH REPUBLICFinal four...we'll take it!
GERMANY“Fussball gut, Eishockey besser!” - Beckenbauer changes his mind
SWITZERLANDWhere did all those goals we scored on Canada and the Czechs go?
FINLANDWhen Jussi Jokinen doesn't score in the shootout, you know you're having a bad day
CANADAYeah, but we won the Olympics, and the 2002 Olympics, AND the 1952 Olympics!
DENMARKAll good tournaments must come to an end
NORWAYTop in PIM, bottom in attendance = Ouch!
BELARUSNext time, our defencemen must shoot from centre ice more often
LATVIAWith all this talk of who's tired and who ain't, Masalskis earned it
SLOVAKIAHanlon surprised journalists when he sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Don't Cry For Me Belarus”
USAWhat if we'd dressed the Hanson Brothers?
FRANCEWe got it done without Philippe Bozon
ITALYIt's business, not personal
KAZAKHSTANWatch out for us when we host in 2011 (the Asian Winter Games, that is)