Tough to say. I think there is more than just the results of the Olympics that matter. The World Juniors are a reflection of the nations hockey youth and should be somewhat of a factor as well, I think. But so should the quality and quantity of pro players. Russia might not make the best international teams, but they have better star players than Finland for example. I think there are a lot of factors that go into it other than the Olympics.
Hard to say. The Finns are always that pesky little team that lingers around. I guess they don't get the respect they should because they have never won a best on best tournament. But they're always in the mix. I would still say They are #4 or lower though.
Canada, Sweden, Finland. Usa & Russia just don't have enough international achievements in past years to belong to top 3. Usa being 4th and Russia being 5th. Russia especially has failed miserably in tournaments...with all their superstars...there's no way they belong to top 4. individual talent top3 ranks look alot different tho.