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Power Rankings (as of May 20)

1.

RUSSIA
REVENGE!!!

2.

SWEDEN
Our Vikings out-Vikinged Denmark's Vikings

3.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Final four...we'll take it!

4.

GERMANY
“Fussball gut, Eishockey besser!” - Beckenbauer changes his mind

5.

SWITZERLAND
Where did all those goals we scored on Canada and the Czechs go?

6.

FINLAND
When Jussi Jokinen doesn't score in the shootout, you know you're having a bad day

7.

CANADA
Yeah, but we won the Olympics, and the 2002 Olympics, AND the 1952 Olympics!

8.

DENMARK
All good tournaments must come to an end

9.

NORWAY
Top in PIM, bottom in attendance = Ouch!

10.

BELARUS
Next time, our defencemen must shoot from centre ice more often

11.

LATVIA
With all this talk of who's tired and who ain't, Masalskis earned it

12.

SLOVAKIA
Hanlon surprised journalists when he sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Don't Cry For Me Belarus”

13.

USA
What if we'd dressed the Hanson Brothers?

14.

FRANCE
We got it done without Philippe Bozon

15.

ITALY
It's business, not personal

16.

KAZAKHSTAN
Watch out for us when we host in 2011 (the Asian Winter Games, that is)



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