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Power Rankings (as of May 11)

1.

CANADA
Get well soon, Smitty...we'll think of you when we drink apple juice from the trophy

2.

RUSSIA
This is why Washington's paying Semin $6 million

3.

SWEDEN
As Bogie said to Bergman, “We'll always have Paris.”

4.

DENMARK
That'll teach those Americans to trash-talk Danish pastry

5.

SWITZERLAND
There's a new sheriff in town, and his name is Damien Brunner

6.

SLOVAKIA
Slovak coach Glen Hanlon said, "I am satisfied with the result. Woo ha ha ha!"

7.

BELARUS
With or without Glen, we can't live...with or without Glen

8.

NORWAY
So we beat the Czechs, isn't it good, Norwegian wood

9.

FINLAND
The Finnish offence is firing on all cylinders now

10.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Somebody wanna give Jagr some help, or what?

11.

GERMANY
They're making a sequel to White Men Can't Jump – it's called Germans Can't Score

12.

LATVIA
Thank you for not throwing your shoes and cell phones

13.

FRANCE
Nice try, but Les Bleus are still Allez-ing the wrong way

14.

USA
Even if we get relegated, this great nation will still win the Super Bowl

15.

ITALY
The Canadian women's team sent Bellissimo a consolation cigar

16.

KAZAKHSTAN
At least Konstantin Shafranov has two assists, giving hope to other 41-year-old men everywhere



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