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One of the trophies that's straight-forward based on statistics, the Art Ross Trophy is given to the player who leads the NHL in points at the end of the regular season.
Last season's winner, Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, is a favorite to repeat his triumph but there are some quality contenders to rival him this season.
Obviously guys like Steven Stamkos, Henrik Sedin, Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby all will have their names tossed into the hat as well, but here are a few guys who might be overlooked in the early going.
Corey Perry - Anaheim Ducks
Linemate Ryan Getzlaf has established his role as the passer of the Ducks' top line, leaving Perry and Bobby Ryan as the two scorers on what is arguably the best top line in the NHL.
While Perry might not be able to equal his 50-goal year that won him the Rocket Richard and Hart Trophies last season, I wouldn't be surprised if the increased attention he draws from defensemen opens up more opportunities for Bobby Ryan to score goals, sending Perry's assist numbers up this season and making him a serious threat to take the Art Ross.
Derek Roy - Buffalo Sabres
Terry Pegula has opened his wallet this offseason, and that's given GM Darcey Regier the freedom to do some shopping.
The results are a Sabres team that looks like it will seriously push the Boston Bruins at the top of the Northeast division next season, and Derek Roy will be a massive part of that.
With defensive support now lined up and with Roy being fully recovered and healthy, expect him to surge to the top of the NHL's point-scoring standings.
Patrick Marleau - San Jose Sharks
With Dany Heatley now gone, Joe Pavelski will likely move to the top line in San Jose, and the Sharks will have an extremely dangerous top unit that will see surges in production numbers, notably for Patrick Marleau.
If the Sharks can stay healthy and keep some good consistent support from their secondary offensive lines, Marleau could see a spike in his numbers that will send him to the top of the league's points standings.