From aforementioned IIHF site:
POWER RANKINGS (AS OF MAY 6)
Mother Russia is the greatest! Soon the gold will be ours.
Must win gold. Must win gold. Gold and getting better each day, that’s all we think about.
It certainly would be nice if we won gold, wouldn’t it?
Why do we never win gold? Something always goes wrong…
It’s so depressing when we don’t win gold, like a Kafka novel.
Man, these European cities are beautiful!
If Peter Bondra came out of retirement, we’d win gold.
If we didn’t have so much gold in our bank vaults, we’d probably want gold more..
Hey, we’ll take any old medal…we’re not picky.
If we win gold, our fans will go insane! If we play relegation, our fans will go insane!
We’re known more for black metal than for gold.
Hans Christian Andersen’s Happy Prince was covered with gold — unlike us…
With our great literature, cuisine, and romantic prowess, we ‘ave no need of this vulgar…’ow do you call it?…gold?
As the hosts, we’re guaranteed a berth in the gold medal game…wait, we’re not???
Yeah, we were wondering about that too.
Man… gotta do something similar for the NHL and/or AHL playoffs…………… hehehehehe………….