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Unbeaten Finns lead the charge

Published 18.05.2016 00:20 GMT+3 | Author
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With their 4-0 win over Canada, the Finns are the tournament’s only perfect team. Photo: Minas Panagiotakis / HHOF-IIHF Images
Heading into the quarter-finals, Finland seizes top spot in our sixth Power Rankings. Russia moves up to second spot, and Canada drops to third.
1.  Finland  Finland:  Cheer up, Canada: Kivisto also scored once in the KHL
2.  Russia  Russia:  Victory is ours! (Unless we massively screw up.)
3.  Canada  Canada:  ETS (Evil Twin Syndrome)
4.  Czech  Czech Republic:  The U.S. drinks milk, not Krusovice
5.  Sweden Sweden:  Henrik and Daniel, we love you and miss you
6.  USA  United States:  The Czechs are old – last year one guy was 68
7.  Germany  Germany:  Sturm for Chancellor!
8.  Denmark  Denmark:  Our PP is now the ultimate power in the universe
9.  Slovakia Slovakia:  St. Petersburg ain’t what it used to be
10.  Norway Norway:  Jonas? Jonas? It’s OK. You can stop playing now.
11.  Suisse  Switzerland:  If our goalies ate more chocolate, they’d be wider
12.  Belarus Belarus:  Jesus saves, Stas scores on the rebound
13.  Latvia  Latvia:  For the record, we beat Norway 3-1 (in 1938)
14.  France  France:  As a team, we need to read more Asterix books
15.  Hungary  Hungary:  French kissing is banned
16.  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan:  “Love in an elevator/Livin’ it up when I’m goin’ down”


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The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF World Ranking.


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