Toe be serious, I picked Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Hossa, but I assumed this poll is for this season only. Hossa likely won't be a Red Wing next year, while Heatley-Spezza-Alfredsson are locked up for 6, 7 and 4 years respectively. The Detroit trio are all in their prime, but the Washington players are all younger and still maturing, and while Alfredsson is aging, Spezza and Heatley are still relatively young too.
Right now the Ottawa trio doesn't look so hot, but they've made it to the finals before so we can't write them off entirely. The Washington trio, meanwhile, can only get stronger.
Took the words right out of my mouth. Granted the Caps trio haven't had the time really to win a Cup, that IS the ultimate goal and the Detroit duo (within the trio) have proven they've got what it takes; whether or not they're a function of the overall team, we'll never know... but they've attained the prize.