The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce their Class of 2007 today. It's a deep field of candidates. Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Al MacInnis, Scott Stevens, Igor Larionov and Adam Oates are all consensus HHOFers eligible for the first time. Oates and Larionov retired after the 2004 season; MacInnis, Messier, Francis and Stevens retired after the conclusion of the lockout. Others eligible for the first time are Claude Lemieux, Vincent Damphousse, Shayne Corson, Calle Johansson, Cliff Ronning and Steve Thomas. Only Lemieux is expected to draw serious consideration in future years. Past snubs are unlikely to be chosen for this year due to the strength of this year's class. The inductees should be announced shortly before 4 p.m. EST. Feel free to post your thoughts on this year's inductees.