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Power Rankings (as of April 28)

1.

RUSSIA
That was 2010. This is 2011.

2.

CZECH REPUBLIC
"Happiness is the longing for repetition." - Milan Kundera

3.

CANADA
The Maple Leaf will rely on Maple Leaf power

4.

SLOVAKIA
No one comes into our house and pushes us around (sorry, Slovenia)

5.

FINLAND
What, no Nummelin? Can this really be the World Championship?

6.

SWEDEN
Please welcome your World Junior silver medalists

7.

SWITZERLAND
Who needs Justin Bieber when you've got Matthias Bieber?

8.

USA
Say, can we make it to London for the Royal Wedding?

9.

BELARUS
One Kostitsyn good, two Kostitsyns better

10.

DENMARK
Ready to roll – we've been riding our bikes and limiting our pastry

11.

GERMANY
This year's tournament isn't in Germany

12.

NORWAY
Mats Zuccarello has a broken hand – Norway has a broken heart

13.

LATVIA
Fear not – there is still time for the beaver to rise

14.

FRANCE
If Napoleon conquered Europe, how come we're usually 14th?

15.

AUSTRIA
Yes, the Vanek factor was included in this scientific calculation

16.

SLOVENIA
Just like Phil Kessel, someone's gotta be last



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