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Power Rankings

Russia roars into the lead

Published 08.05.2017 00:02 GMT+2 | Author
Power Rankings
Russia’s hot power play lifted it to a 10-1 rout of Italy – and first place in the Power Rankings. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
In our second Power Rankings of 2017, Russia takes over first place from Canada, while host France jumps right up behind third-place Sweden.
1.  Russia  Russia:  Swedish emails? Italian emails? Nyet, nyet...
2.  Canada  Canada:  Avalanche warning in effect
3.  Sweden  Sweden:  Victor Rask stars in Don’t Call Me Tuukka
4.  France  France:  Election? What election? WE BEAT FINLAND!!!
5.  Latvia Latvia:  Elvis is the King
6.  Suisse  Switzerland:  Shootout good, shutout better
7.  Czech  Czech Republic:  Punching your own captain is the most Philly thing ever
8.  USA  United States:  Lego suits us better than Lederhosen
9.  Germany Germany:  Make America Greiss Again
10.  Finland Finland:  Florian Kiprusoff...and Antoine Tikkanen
11.  Norway  Norway:  The polar bear ate a baguette and then fell asleep
12.  Slovenia Slovenia:  Masochism: the tendency to trail 4-0
13.  Slovakia  Slovakia:  We are not Slovenia! Get it? Not Slovenia!
14.  Belarus  Belarus:  Seven shots is plenty – if you’re drinking vodka
15.  Denmark Denmark:  We would have beaten Latvia if we were the Ducks
16.  Italy Italy:  Thrown to the lions

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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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