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Canada shines atop the world

Published 23.05.2016 04:01 GMT+3 | Author
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 22: Canadian players look on during the national anthem after a 2-0 gold medal game win over Finland at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
In our ninth and final Power Rankings, Canada finishes first after beating Finland 2-0 in the gold medal game. Host Russia is third. See you next year!
1.  Canada  Canada:  It's a Canadian team WINNING in May!
2.  Finland  Finland:  Who was that, Connor Kharlamov?
3.  Russia  Russia:  Moscow bronze: a cherished tradition
4.  USA  United States:  We just got taken to the Bolshoi Ballet
5.  Czech Czech Republic:  The Shootout by Franz Kafka
6.  Sweden  Sweden:  As a team, we're good-looking and mild-mannered
7.  Germany  Germany:  Cologne. For teams that don't want to stink.
8.  Denmark  Denmark:  In the Hans Christian Andersen version, we win gold
9.  Slovakia Slovakia:  It's Peter Stastny's fault for not being 25
10.  Norway Norway:  Roy, thank you for teaching polar bears how to behave
11.  Suisse  Switzerland:  We're in the "Big Eleven"
12.  Belarus Belarus:  Kool & The Gang wrote "Celebration" about Stepanov
13.  Latvia  Latvia:  What, no beaver jokes this year?
14.  France  France:  Paris. Well, duh...because it's Paris!
15.  Hungary  Hungary:  Our newest wine is the 2017 Division I Tokay
16.  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan:  We want a new format where we're always on the PP


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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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