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Canada starts out on top

Published 05.05.2017 15:41 GMT+2 | Author
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Going for a three-peat in 2017, Canada kicks off in first place in our Power Rankings. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Two-time defending champion Canada tops our first Power Rankings of 2017, followed by Russia and Sweden. Let the good times roll!
1.  Canada  Canada:  Speak softly and carry a big Ron Hextall stick
2.  Russia  Russia:  Like Metallica said: “Ride The Lightning”
3.  Sweden  Sweden:  Because Norris Trophy potential is sexy
4.  USA  United States:  Team North America First
5.  Czech Czech Republic:  Forget about deodorant, we’re all about Cologne
6.  Finland  Finland:  Underestimate us! Go on! Do it!
7.  Suisse  Switzerland:  But why can’t we have Team Europe again?
8.  Germany  Germany:  We grew up dreaming of finishing fourth
9.  Slovakia Slovakia:  The good news is we have a guy named Stastny
10.  Denmark Denmark:  Mr. Ehlers, is it OK if we triple-shift you?
11.  Belarus  Belarus:  Bound for the finals – of the Fed Cup
12.  Norway Norway:  Thoresen was the ancient Norse god of pucks
13.  France  France:  Croyez-vous aux miracles?
14.  Latvia  Latvia:  Baryshnikov just got citizenship, but he has a pulled groin
15.  Slovenia Slovenia:  In fairness, Melania's not here either
16.  Italy Italy:  Why does Luongo always turn us down? Why?

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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