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.
RUSSIAThat was 2010. This is 2011.
CZECH REPUBLIC"Happiness is the longing for repetition." - Milan Kundera
CANADAThe Maple Leaf will rely on Maple Leaf power
SLOVAKIANo one comes into our house and pushes us around (sorry, Slovenia)
FINLANDWhat, no Nummelin? Can this really be the World Championship?
SWEDENPlease welcome your World Junior silver medalists
SWITZERLANDWho needs Justin Bieber when you've got Matthias Bieber?
USASay, can we make it to London for the Royal Wedding?
BELARUSOne Kostitsyn good, two Kostitsyns better
DENMARKReady to roll – we've been riding our bikes and limiting our pastry
GERMANYThis year's tournament isn't in Germany
NORWAYMats Zuccarello has a broken hand – Norway has a broken heart
LATVIAFear not – there is still time for the beaver to rise
FRANCEIf Napoleon conquered Europe, how come we're usually 14th?
AUSTRIAYes, the Vanek factor was included in this scientific calculation
SLOVENIAJust like Phil Kessel, someone's gotta be last