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Canada moves back into first place

Published 09.05.2017 23:36 GMT+2 | Author
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With a tournament-best +14 goal difference, defending champion Canada is atop our third Power Rankings of 2017. Photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
Coming off a 6-0 drubbing of Belarus, the Canadians regain top spot in our Power Rankings. Russia slips to second, while perfect Latvia leaps into third place.
1.  Canada  Canada:  MacKinnon's shot is sweeter than an eclair
2.  Russia  Russia:  Can you smell what the Bread Man is baking?
3.  Latvia  Latvia:  Dzerins gets free pizza for life
4.  France  France:  For once, we’d rather talk hockey than baked goods!
5.  USA United States:  Nobody has more respect for Sweden than we do
6.  Sweden  Sweden:  4-3 is not fake news. Sad!
7.  Czech  Czech Republic:  Speaking of 4-3, four-goal comebacks are hella fun
8.  Suisse  Switzerland:  Hey, we had a good Praplan
9.  Norway Norway:  Haugen rules: he’s outscoring Matt Duchene
10.  Finland Finland:  Lauri, let’s talk about your childhood
11.  Germany  Germany:  LANXESS arena is Anxious arena
12.  Denmark Denmark:  Hans Christian Andersen’s The PK Has No Clothes
13.  Slovakia  Slovakia:  Honey? Are you still wearing that old “Big Seven” shirt?
14.  Italy  Italy:  Heck, Bertuzzi is only 42...
15.  Belarus Belarus:  Old Belarusian proverb: “Losing 6-0 stinks”
16.  Slovenia Slovenia:  We should be kicking ourselves

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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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