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.
CZECH REPUBLICOur goals-against is as gorgeous as Karolina Kurkova
CANADAAnd congratulations to Bryan Adams on his new baby, too
FINLANDKoivu. Backhand. Money.
SWEDENThe main thing is we're not facing the mighty Norwegians
NORWAYThis summer, Ovechkin wants to train with Marius Holtet
GERMANYOur goals-against started off as gorgeous as Heidi Klum
RUSSIAWe like Canadians in quarter-finals (except in Vancouver)
USAWe had prepared for Swaziland
SWITZERLANDThe Americans chirped us about our fondue. Nobody chirps us about our fondue.
SLOVAKIAOn the bright side, we're not Slovenia
DENMARKProudly supplying undead Viking warriors since 2003
FRANCE"Liberté, égalité, fraternité" (roughly translated, it means “We didn’t get relegated”)
LATVIAStill the world’s top Latvian-speaking hockey nation
BELARUSWe love our Andreis
AUSTRIANext time, no more pre-game Sacher Torte
SLOVENIAWe’d love to be tenth and have everyone moaning about how we flopped