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Power Rankings (as of 10 May)
FINLAND You don’t mess with Kiiskinen and Tuppurainen
RUSSIA Hate doing interviews, love beating Denmark
SWEDEN In the dressing room, we sing “The Winner Takes It All”
CANADA Getzlaf’s got game
CZECH REPUBLIC Nedved's got the moves like Jagger
USA Another big win over a country we can't find on the map
SLOVAKIA Like the anthem says, "Slovaks are rebounding"
SWITZERLAND Three goals, and all ye are fallen
NORWAY Mats knows when to pull the Trygg-er
LATVIA We feel no sorrow when we chant "Sarauj!"
GERMANY Can we play Italy again?
BELARUS We beat the USA in the new State of the World’s Mothers report
DENMARK It’s really hard to stop guys named Yevgeni
FRANCE Napoleon would not be impressed
ITALY As a hockey nation, we have great fashion designers
KAZAKHSTAN The problem is we can’t get boiled sheep’s head here