2005 World Rankings (Top 25)

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  1. HF_Rangers

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    RANK. Team (+/- from 2004 Ranking)

    1. Canada (-)
    2. Sweden (-)
    3. Czech Republic (+1)
    4. Slovakia (-1)
    5. Russia (+2)
    6. United States (-)
    7. Finland (-2)
    8. Switzerland (+2)
    9. Latvia (-)
    10. Germany (-2)
    11. Ukraine (+1)
    12. Belarus (+2)
    13. Austria (-2)
    14. Denmark (-1)
    15. Kazakhstan (-)
    16. Slovenia (+1)
    17. France (+1)
    18. Norway (+3)
    19. Italy (+1)
    20. Japan (-4)
    21. Poland (-2)
    22. Hungary (-)
    23. Netherlands (-)
    24. Estonia (-)
    25. Great Britain (-)

    Notable moves outside of the Top 25:
    Croatia, up two places to 30th (Ahead of S. Korea and Belgium)
    Israel, up two places to 35th
    Spain, down three spots to 37th
     
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    You can see the entire Final IIHF World rankings for 2005 here

    All 45 nations, from Canada to Armenia.
     
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    Ukraine is pretty high. I did not think they were that good but after their games in the WHC I realised that they were really getting better.
     
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    Kind of funny to see the Czech Republic still behind Sweden considering they are obviously better. Too bad the World Cup doesn't count in the standing.
     
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    Do you even know how the ranking is calculated?
     
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    Can somebody tell me these countries' champions? They will play in Euroepean Champions Cup (Super Six) January 2006.
     
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    2. Sweden (-) Frölunda Göteborg
    3. Czech Republic (+1) HC Moeller Parubice
    4. Slovakia (-1) Slovan Bratislava
    5. Russia (+2) Dynamo Moscow
    7. Finland (-2) Kärpät, Oulu
    8. Switzerland (+2) HC Davos

    Unfortunately the german Champion Eisbären Berlin fell out of the Cup due to the poor showing at the World Cup and the following downgrade of germany...
     
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    kind of funny to see the Czech Republic still behind Canada considering they are obviously better.

    Atleast Sweden lost in Sudden Death against the Czechs while Canada got blowned out.
     
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    In the World Championship, the Czechs were the better team, no doubt. However, one tournament may not make enough of a difference to bring a team from 4th to 1st. Canada was the most dominating team over the past months, and losing in the final game of a tournament won't put them into 2nd. BTW, losing by 3 goals isn't a blow out, even if one goal was a empty netter. Then again, I'm sure the your probably use to the wide open, high flying, offensive games played in the SEL.
     
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    2. Sweden (-) Champion 2005: Västra Frölunda Indians
    3. Czech Republic (+1)
    4. Slovakia (-1)
    5. Russia (+2)
    7. Finland (-2) Champion 2005: Kärpät, Oulu
    8. Switzerland (+2) Champion 2005: HC Davos
     
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    Once a country's world rankings drop below the 15-20 range, its team ceases to be "notable."
     
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    It's a calculation that is uses a weighted 4-year system (with the most recent results having the bigger weight) that takes into account a team's final placing in the past 4 World Championships and the most recent Olympics.
     
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    They should calculate World Cup results also, then this would be more credible. Czech, USA and Finland would then have higher ratings.
     
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    Everyone here in Belgium is completely shocked and the Papers had extra editions to complain about the fact that Croatia went up the rankings at our expense!


    OK, not really...

    :)
     
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    Do you mean the World Cup of Hockey? If so, they shouldn't.
    a) it's a NHL, not an IHHF competition.
    b) there were only 8 Nations in this tourney. It wouldn't be fair for the other Nations...
     
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    I fully understand that it is an NHL tournament and that it does not count towards the rankings. Its just unfortunately thats all.

    Speaking of blowouts, the Czechs beating the Swedes in the World Cup was a blowout!

    Fortunately we have the Olympics coming up next year. Just hope the NHL allows its players to participate.
     
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    If NHL players are allowed to play in the Olympics I hope the IIHF puts more emphasis on the results of the Olympics than they do on the World Championships. It would only be fair.
     
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    Why is that? NHLers played at the world championship too, so what's the difference? :shakehead
     
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    I think it's absolutely obvious to 90% of the people on here that the Olympics is a best on best tourney while the WC is a "bring some of your best available guys that aren't still playing with their regular teams" kind of thing.

    As much as the Euros hate it the WC still means very little in NA and if it means little in NA then thats how it is with the IIHF.
     
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    North AMerica does not control the IIHF.... wait.. yes they do.... caoughnashhooksrefcough

    ;)
     
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    Grow up already.
     
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    As we should.
     
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    Because the other nations are weaklings. No need for them. In fact, I think they should limit the countries at the World championships. There are too many bush league teams there.

    Get the best 8 and go ahead. Who needs to see the freaking Iceland Comets play at the tourney? Playing the trap ad nauseam doesn't make you a powerhouse. It's makes you a boring team to watch. Just like 2/3 of the teams I saw this year.
     
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    If NHL players do not participate in the next Olympics it will be really tragic for international hockey fans. Everyone wants to see thse "best on best" tournaments. If the Olympic hockey goes back to being an amateur tournament again it will become totally meaningless. The World Championships will then become a more important tournament.
     
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    That's a very insular attitude towards World Hockey. I'm glad you are not in charge. The point is to grow the game, and for the most part, participition for the 2nd tier of countries in the World Championships increases the exposure for the sport in that country, and add more potential for that country in the future.

    Yes, 16 is a good number for the IHWC. If you look at the format, you will see that Super-7 teams like Canada only have to play ONE game against what you call a weakling (in this year's case, Slovenia). I'm sure you can handle 1 such game for the good of the sport.

    Additionally, 8 is rediculously too low a number. You will have to choose 1 out of Switzerland, Latvia, Germany, and Belarus - EACH of which has had victories vs the Super-7 in the past 5 years.

    Or wait, were you talking about Div II (the C-pool) where Iceland was playing? :sarcasm:

    Get your head out of the sand.... :shakehead
     
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