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CANADA91, 92, 94...this is working well so far...let's add 99!
RUSSIAWe used to start Worlds by beating East Germany 17-1, but this'll do
SWEDENABBA sold more albums than a-ha, and we scored more goals than Norway
CZECH REPUBLICEscargots taste good with Pilsner
SWITZERLANDSean Simpson's winning percentage is better than Viktor Tikhonov's
DENMARKWe beat Finland like Lars Ulrich beats his drums on “Enter Sandman”
SLOVAKIAHelp us, Obi-Wan Demitra, you're our only hope
BELARUSYou don't mess with the Zankovets
GERMANYTotally invincible when we play in front of 77,803 fans
USANext time we play in a soccer stadium, we're dressing Mia Hamm
LATVIAIn the third period, Znaroks should have played Helmut Balderis more
FINLANDLosing to Denmark...is there any way we could blame this on the volcano?
NORWAYJust a little too neighbourly
FRANCEOn the positive side, we didn't let Ondrej Pavelec score
ITALYWe told them not to put sauerkraut on our pre-game pizza. But did they listen? No!
KAZAKHSTANBelarus kicked our Astana