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.

Power Rankings (as of May 6)

1.

RUSSIA
Mother Russia is the greatest! Soon the gold will be ours.

2.

CANADA
Must win gold. Must win gold. Gold and getting better each day, that's all we think about.

3.

SWEDEN
It certainly would be nice if we won gold, wouldn't it?

4.

FINLAND
Why do we never win gold? Something always goes wrong...

5.

CZECH REPUBLIC
It's so depressing when we don't win gold, like a Kafka novel

6.

USA
Man, these European cities are beautiful!

7.

SLOVAKIA
If Peter Bondra came out of retirement, we'd win gold

8.

SWITZERLAND
If we didn't have so much gold in our bank vaults, we'd probably want gold more

9.

BELARUS
Hey, we'll take any old medal...we're not picky

10.

LATVIA
If we win gold, our fans will go insane! If we play relegation, our fans will go insane!

11.

NORWAY
We're known more for black metal than for gold

12.

DENMARK
Hans Christian Andersen's Happy Prince was covered with gold -- unlike us

13.

FRANCE
With our great literature, cuisine, and romantic prowess, we 'ave no need of this vulgar...'ow do you call it?...gold

14.

GERMANY
As the hosts, we're guaranteed a berth in the gold medal game...wait, we're not???

15.

ITALY
What's gold?

16.

KAZAKHSTAN
Yeah, we were wondering about that too



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