Corey Perry may have won the MVP in 2010/11 but he isn’t looking like he will be in the running this year. After 17 games played he has 11 points. This puts him on pace for a 53 point season, which would be his lowest total since 2006/07.
Perry has become the target for his opposition. Teams have keyed in on him more than his teammates - especially Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne - since he is the reigning MVP. Opposing teams have learned that one of the best ways to keep Perry from beating them on the ice is to keep him off the ice. Perry leads the NHL with 15 minor penalties. He is far more valuable to his team on the ice than in the penalty box, but teams have learned to get him into the penalty box.
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