A Senators' ninth-round draft choice in 1993, Demitra, a Czech, burst into stardom with St. Louis last season, scoring 37 goals and 89 points. That was no fluke: He had 21 goals and 52 points through Sunday.
An Islanders' second-round draft choice in 1991, Palffy, a Czech, is a three-time 40-goal scorer who was traded to Los Angeles last summer. With 19 goals in 46 games this season, he was off his usual pace.
The Verdict: Palffy's more of a pure goal scorer, but Demitra keeps getting better. Pick him.