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Power Rankings (as of May 12)

1.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Hats off to #68

2.

RUSSIA
Kovalchuk = right guy at the right place at the right time

3.

SWEDEN
What could be more Swedish than a quarter-final win?

4.

FINLAND
Yesterday, Gretzky and Kurri...today, Granlund and Immonen (this space sponsored by Granlund's mom)

5.

CANADA
Kovalchuk = wrong guy at the wrong place at the wrong time

6.

NORWAY
It's better than being dunked in an icy fjord

7.

GERMANY
Not all tournaments can be held in Germany

8.

USA
Too much Jagr is as fatal as too much McDonald's

9.

SWITZERLAND
We could still win something this weekend: Eurovision!

10.

SLOVAKIA
If we keep improving like this, next year we'll be eighth

11.

DENMARK
If this was handball, we'd be second

12.

FRANCE
Our twelfth-place finish has generated little buzz at Cannes

13.

LATVIA
Bring back Helmut Balderis

14.

BELARUS
Not enough shots from center ice

15.

AUSTRIA
We keep getting sucked back into the addictive Division I lifestyle

16.

SLOVENIA
We gave good post-game interviews, and nobody can take that away from us



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