• Power Rankings

    From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Fri May 4 20:30:04 2018
    1 SWE Operation Win Without Brothers

    2 CAN He's 97, but he skates fast

    3 USA Citizen Kane...is this a remake?

    4 FIN Kasperi? All wraparounds, all the time

    5 RUS Hey, did the coach shave his moustache?

    6 GER Why can't every tournament be in Korea?

    7 SUI Korea made our power play impotent!

    8 CZE Is life worth living without men born in the 70's?

    9 DEN Our mascot is a duck - that'll scare ‚Äėem!

    10 NOR As a hockey nation, we have the best skiers

    11 SVK What a lovable bunch of no-Hossa-ers

    12 LAT We did better when our coach had a moustache

    13 FRA Huet mows his lawn and reads the newspaper

    14 BLR We take moustaches seriously

    15 AUT Folks, calm down - there's no need to Vanek

    16 KOR Um...yay world peace?

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  • From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Mon May 7 19:57:57 2018
    With a 14-0 goal difference, Russia takes over top spot in our second Power Rankings of 2018

    1 ˇ RUS They make nice pastries, we score nice goals
    2 ˇ SWE Not to brag, but we kick butt in the preliminary round
    3 ˇ USA As Rick James sang, "He's a very Kinkaid goalie"
    4 ˇ FIN If you don't have Aho, you don't have a hope
    5 ˇ CAN Aww, look at the Oilers and Islanders getting along!
    6 ˇ SUI You can't stop Alina Muller's brother
    7 ˇ CZE Did Hasek put on weight?
    8 ˇ NOR Dudes, we outscored the Olympic team! Wait...that was us.
    9 ˇ FRA De Belarusian accent, we understand
    10 ˇ SVK Craig? You won the Selke. Why do you not play?
    11 ˇ DEN Bernie Sanders is bummed
    12 ˇ GER Where are our sexy silver medalists?
    13 ˇ LAT But Wikipedia says Aho is a Swedish D-man!
    14 ˇ AUT Fellas, what time did you go to bed?
    15 ˇ BLR Oh snap, it's the World Championship Athletes from Russia
    16 ˇ KOR Can we have a unified men's team too?

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  • From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Wed May 9 21:05:15 2018
    Currently outscoring opponents 23-2, Finland moves into first place in our third Power Rankings of 2018.

    1 FIN Selanne and Kurri want our autographs
    2 RUS What do you mean, "Mr. Ovechkin is busy right now"?
    3 SWE Obviously, we're happy about the ABBA reunion
    4 USA This is why he makes $10 million a year
    5 CAN We've already got all our problems licked
    6 LAT In the warmup, they made fun of our cars and TVs
    7 CZE Shootouts are fun! (Except when Andy Roach scores.)
    8 SUI It's an improvement over losing 19-1 in 1972
    9 SVK Hey, does anybody remember the words to the anthem?
    10 NOR Say, Denmark, would you be up for reuniting?
    11 DEN OMG Norway, this is so totally not the moment
    12 FRA Bellemare's not coming, and neither is Asterix
    13 GER Behold, I do not teach you the superman
    14 AUT Sir, we checked and they have Australian passports!
    15 BLR We take mustaches VERY seriously
    16 KOR [insert bad Korean words here]

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  • From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Thu May 10 19:58:26 2018
    The only perfect team left at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is the perfect choice to top our fourth Power Rankings. Way to go, Sweden!

    1 ˇ SWE Poor Austria...should we send them foreign aid?
    2 ˇ CAN Norwegians are OK with nudity, so McDavid undressed them
    3 ˇ USA Men under six feet are highly motivated
    4 ˇ RUS Yes, but Tretiak hasn't allowed a goal since 1984
    5 ˇ CZE Sometimes it takes two Davids to beat Goliath
    6 ˇ FIN We should have dressed up as the Bruins
    7 ˇ SUI No, Vermin eradicates YOU!
    8 ˇ DEN Everything is awesome when you're part of a team
    9 ˇ LAT This Gaudreau, he is like new Tim Hunter, no?
    10 ˇ SVK Fun fact: Bondra just turned 50
    11 ˇ GER Obviously, the Oilers match up well against Korea
    12 ˇ FRA Dave? Challenge everything! Go out with a bang!
    13 ˇ NOR Another great performance by Alexander Rybak
    14 ˇ AUT When we feel sad, Belarus makes us feel better
    15 ˇ BLR Dave? Former Soviet republics are like buses
    16 ˇ KOR We need more guys named Brock

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  • From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Sun May 13 07:45:48 2018
    Do you enjoy singing "The Star-Spangled Banner"? If so, you'll enjoy seeing America atop our fifth Power Rankings of 2018 after its 13-1 win over Korea.
    1   USA They have Kims, but we have Kim Kardashian
    2   SWE Thanks, Pekka!
    3   RUS Sochi Bear peeks in and gives the thumbs-up
    4   FIN Guys, the plan was to beat them in the OTHER round!
    5   CZE Sulak's shot or Sulak's hair? Vote now!
    6   CAN Mom! Nathan's friend was mean to us!
    7   DEN You grow up dreaming of beating Korea
    8   SUI Normally, we don't condone predatory behaviour
    9   LAT Give Elvis a peanut butter and banana sandwich
    10   GER We were mesmerized by his pelvis
    11   SVK What is this "full 60" of which you speak?
    12   FRA Champagne is best, but White Russians will do
    13   AUT Mozart's Period No. 2
    14   NOR Have you tried Tinder?
    15   BLR Killing penalties is morally wrong
    16   KOR Do we get participation medals?

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  • From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Tue May 15 21:10:56 2018
    Can anyoneˇstop Tre Kronor? Moving into a quarter-final showdown with Latvia, the defending champion Swedes haven't lost a game and sit atop our sixth 2018 Power Rankings.
    1 ˇ SWE The Poodles ate Sochi Bear!
    2 ˇ FIN Thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Aho
    3 ˇ CAN World Championship Athletes from Russia, eh?
    4 ˇ RUS How do you stop a playmaker like Anders Nilsson?
    5 ˇ USA Ever seen Groundhog Day?
    6 ˇ CZE Who doesn't love a good quarter-final shootout?
    7 ˇ SUI When they scored in their own net, we broke out the fondue
    8 ˇ LAT Celebrates goods times, comes ons!
    9 ˇ SVK Ladislav? Next year, we need five assists every game
    10 ˇ DEN Duckly wept
    11 ˇ GER Kimchi > Kierkegaard
    12 ˇ FRA Dave was also the best Van Halen singer
    13 ˇ NOR Oslo Gangnam Style
    14 ˇ AUT U.S. legalizes sports betting, Raffl changes name to Raffle
    15 ˇ BLR "Wayne, we know you're 57. But it's Division I!"
    16 ˇ KOR Paek showed up - Coffey and Murphy didn't

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  • From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Sat May 19 18:17:08 2018
    In our seventh Power Rankings of 2018, Canada moves into first place after its huge overtime win over the Russians. The U.S. is second and Sweden third.

    1 CAN Power plays rule, shootouts drool
    2 USA "Hey Patric! I have three Cups and you don't!"
    3 SWE "Hey Patrick! I stand in front and I get by with two cups!"
    4 SUI When in doubt, ask yourself: "What would DiPietro do?"
    5 FIN Logically, our next loss would have been to Italy
    6 RUS Pass, pass, pass! Connor, why you no play KHL?
    7 CZE Sadly, this tournament is now Dave-less
    8 LAT We do not like Carrie Underwood's husband's friends
    9 SVK Oh shoot, next year we're gonna be Denmark
    10 DEN Too Little Mermaid, too late
    11 GER "Joachim? It's Marco. I could have used Gotze..."
    12 FRA Unleash the Bozon!
    13 NOR We all chanted, "I'm Zuccarello!", but it didn't work
    14 AUT The British are coming, and we're visibly excited
    15 BLR Mr. Vorobyov? Do you have a moment?
    16 KOR Still the world's greatest Korean-speaking hockey nation

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  • From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Sun May 20 21:14:01 2018
    In our final Power Rankings of 2018, Sweden stays on top after winning its second straight gold medal. The plucky Swiss come second, while the United States is third. See you next year in Slovakia!

    1 ˇ SWE Like Foppa taught us, there ain't no gold like shootout gold
    2 ˇ SUI Nazareth sang "Love Hurts," we sing "Silver Hurts"
    3 ˇ USA We shall cast a statue of Kane in bronze
    4 ˇ CAN As Neil Young said, "It's better to burn out than fade away"
    5 ˇ FIN Our 2011 team was so good that Patrik Laine didn't make it
    6 ˇ RUS Comrades, our stickhandling needs to be fancier
    7 ˇ CZE Jaromir? Have you been working out?
    8 ˇ LAT We're loud, we're proud, and you took more penalties than us
    9 ˇ SVK Thanks for the memories, Marian: here's to new ones in 2019
    10 ˇ DEN Duckly quacks "Thank you!" 520,481 times
    11 ˇ GER Nobody's perfect - just ask Bayern
    12 ˇ FRA Denmark is nice, but we prefer Belarus and Austria
    13 ˇ NOR At this level, we can't rely on our Nordic good looks
    14 ˇ AUT Sacher Torte > baked beans
    15 ˇ BLR We shall return - with bigger mustaches
    16 ˇ KOR Our peaceful people dream of the day when no one loses 13-1!

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