It's late July and there's not much happening in the hockey world, so let's enjoy a fun slideshow that won't upset anyone and will serve to entertain and pay homage to some of the best players in the NHL today.
Nope, it won't anger anyone.
Fine, it will anger you.
In the NHL today, there are a slew of Hall of Fame players who aren't in the Hall of Fame yet. Some are obvious and will be enshrined in the near future; others could be two decades away from getting a congratulatory call from Earth President Glarnac The Mighty, a being from the Plucktor Region of the galaxy who will take over this planet in 2044 as the world is distracted by debates over whether a hot dog is a sandwich and prospective Hockey Hall of Fame slideshows.
The 28 current players on this list—recently retired players like Teemu Selanne aren't eligible—are ranked from least to most likely to gain entry in the Hall of Fame when their careers are over. Players who narrowly missed the cut (Patrik Elias, Claude Giroux, Phil Kessel, Taylor Hall and Nicklas Backstrom to name a few) still have a pretty good chance, just not as good of a chance as the players on the list.
So knock yourself silly and feel free to complain in the comments about how that guy from your favorite team was left off the list due to bias or whatever.
(All statistics via NHL.com and Hockey-Reference.com)