This was by far the hardest assignment I've ever taken on. Hours of labor intensive list making and video watching lead to what I believe are the three key components in great goals: The Awe Factor, Monumental Goals and Game Winners.
Awe Factor—These are the goals that are just too good to not be shown to the world. These goals exemplify the talent level of these athletes.
Monumental Goals—The greatest players of all time setting the greatest records in sports.
Game Winners—From five overtimes to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, I have compiled some of the greatest game winning goals ever.
Goals that mix them together are the cream of the crop. The descriptions are short because the videos do the talking. Enjoy the list and let me know what I missed and what you think!