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What we learned in NHL last week: Corey Perry's omission from Canada's World Cup roster is a bit of a mystery

What we learned in NHL last week: Corey Perry's omission from Canada's World Cup roster is a bit of a mystery

What we learned from the past week of play in the NHL:

• It once was automatic for Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf and right wing Corey Perry to be chosen for Team Canada in a major tournament. Both played on the last two Olympic champion teams, but Perry wasn't on the preliminary World Cup roster announced last week. Their early-season struggles likely worked against him, but like Getzlaf and the Ducks, Perry has made an emphatic turnaround. Getzlaf was surprised Perry was omitted.

"It's one of those things that I wasn't even sure I was going to be picked," Getzlaf said. "We went into that day with a different outlook than normal, I think, when you're talking...

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