The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to announce its 2012 inductees today at 3 p.m. ET. The inductees will officially enter the hall in a ceremony that will take place on November 22nd.
Last year’s inductees were Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Joe Nieuwendyk and Mark Howe.
This year there are a number of players in their first year of eligibility, including Curtis Joseph, Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Jeremy Roenick, Mats Sundin, Gary Roberts, Michael Peca and Claude Lemieux.
Other players that still garner consideration for the hall include Eric Lindros, Pavel Bure, Alexander Mogilny, Adam Oates and Dave Andreychuk.
However, only four players can be inducted each year.
With that in mind, here are the four players most likely to enter the Hall of Fame this year, along with some other players who deserve strong consideration.