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CZECH REPUBLICHats off to #68
RUSSIAKovalchuk = right guy at the right place at the right time
SWEDENWhat could be more Swedish than a quarter-final win?
FINLANDYesterday, Gretzky and Kurri...today, Granlund and Immonen (this space sponsored by Granlund's mom)
CANADAKovalchuk = wrong guy at the wrong place at the wrong time
NORWAYIt's better than being dunked in an icy fjord
GERMANYNot all tournaments can be held in Germany
USAToo much Jagr is as fatal as too much McDonald's
SWITZERLANDWe could still win something this weekend: Eurovision!
SLOVAKIAIf we keep improving like this, next year we'll be eighth
DENMARKIf this was handball, we'd be second
FRANCEOur twelfth-place finish has generated little buzz at Cannes
LATVIABring back Helmut Balderis
BELARUSNot enough shots from center ice
AUSTRIAWe keep getting sucked back into the addictive Division I lifestyle
SLOVENIAWe gave good post-game interviews, and nobody can take that away from us