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CANADAGet well soon, Smitty...we'll think of you when we drink apple juice from the trophy
RUSSIAThis is why Washington's paying Semin $6 million
SWEDENAs Bogie said to Bergman, “We'll always have Paris.”
DENMARKThat'll teach those Americans to trash-talk Danish pastry
SWITZERLANDThere's a new sheriff in town, and his name is Damien Brunner
SLOVAKIASlovak coach Glen Hanlon said, "I am satisfied with the result. Woo ha ha ha!"
BELARUSWith or without Glen, we can't live...with or without Glen
NORWAYSo we beat the Czechs, isn't it good, Norwegian wood
FINLANDThe Finnish offence is firing on all cylinders now
CZECH REPUBLICSomebody wanna give Jagr some help, or what?
GERMANYThey're making a sequel to White Men Can't Jump – it's called Germans Can't Score
LATVIAThank you for not throwing your shoes and cell phones
FRANCENice try, but Les Bleus are still Allez-ing the wrong way
USAEven if we get relegated, this great nation will still win the Super Bowl
ITALYThe Canadian women's team sent Bellissimo a consolation cigar
KAZAKHSTANAt least Konstantin Shafranov has two assists, giving hope to other 41-year-old men everywhere