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Suomi still sits on top after semis

Published 21.05.2016 23:42 GMT+3 | Author
Power Rankings
Is Finland poised to win its third IIHF World Championship gold medal ever? Photo: Minas Panagiotakis / HHOF-IIHF Images
In the eighth edition of our Power Rankings, unbeaten Finland remains first after beating host Russia in the semi-finals. Canada is second and Russia third.
1.  Finland  Finland:  Teenage wasteland, oh yeah!
2.  Canada  Canada:  Ryan, don't ever shave
3.  USA  United States:  We shut out Jagr last year and we can do it again
4.  Russia  Russia:  Hosting is hell
5.  Czech Czech Republic:  Vladimir Vujtek is at home, singing "Summer of '69"
6.  Sweden  Sweden:  Par Marts is at home, wearing an old gold helmet
7.  Germany  Germany:  Marco Sturm is at home, high-fiving himself
8.  Denmark  Denmark:  Jan Karlsson is at home, making a LEGO statue of Dahm
9.  Slovakia Slovakia:  They have Aho and we didn't even have a Hossa
10.  Norway Norway:  The Stavanger Oilers win more than the other Oilers
11.  Suisse  Switzerland:  Auston, you're totally welcome back
12.  Belarus Belarus:  BLR stands for "Belarusians Loathe Relegation"
13.  Latvia  Latvia:  LAT stands for "Latvians Are Trying"
14.  France  France:  Yes, but we invented lingerie
15.  Hungary  Hungary:  You can't stop us from singing
16.  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan:  Still the world's top Kazakh-speaking hockey nation


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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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