Are these not the Ten Best Hockey Countries in this Tournament? Who else could be better than Germany/Belarus/Switzerland? Latvia may be on the same level as these teams, Kazakstan and Ukraine have also put out a few good players, while Norway, Denmark and France are consistantly getting better. I'm not old enough to remember, but it seems like all of the Former Soviet countries are just starting to put together their own groups of good players who will play for their nations for the next 10-15 years. Also, Switzerland and Germany are putting a bit more cash into their programs. I don't think Hockey will ever have a "World" Cup like Soccer, but I think we are starting to see a bit more parity within our sport, beyond the top 7 nations.