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Check out our 22nd May edition

Published 23.05.2014 00:18 GMT+3 | Author
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MINSK, BELARUS - MAY 9: Russian players celebrate after taking a 5-0 lead over Switzerland during preliminary round action at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
Paced by Yevgeni Malkin, Russia remains staunchly atop 2014's seventh Power Rankings. But watch out for Finland, which leaps to second after eliminating Canada.
1.  Russia  Russia:  It’s going great, France – spasibo for asking
2.  Finland  Finland:  Biggest Pakarinen moment this year (we miss ya, Risto)
3.  Czech  Czech Republic:  Used to be better at not making it exciting
4.  Sweden  Sweden:  Mattias Ekholm: from bum to hero in 60 seconds
5.  Canada  Canada:  Never trust a goalie in a white mask
6.  USA  United States:  It’s not the size of the Johnson in the fight...
7.  Belarus  Belarus:  Now we’ll sit in the stands to boost the attendance record
8.  France  France:  Break out the champagne anyway
9.  Slovakia  Slovakia:  Miro, you meant the Worlds to us
10.  Suisse  Switzerland:  Hint: his code name is “Goldie Hawn”
11.  Latvia  Latvia:  Fuuuuuuuu...tile to complain now
12.  Norway  Norway:  Yes, but if you like high cheekbones...
13.  Denmark  Denmark:  Lars von Trier hasn’t bought the film rights
14.  Germany  Germany:  OK, let’s get back to Schweinsteiger’s knee
15.  Italy  Italy:  As a hockey nation, we offer great cooking classes
16.  Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan:  How do you say, “Man, this is bogus,” in Kazakh?

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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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