Among old timers, defenseman Arbour had sublime technique and impeccable timing. Most incredible: he played while wearing glasses. Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman ranks Bob Goldham, a Detroit star of the early 1950s, with Arbour. Ed Van Impe of the Cup-winning Broad Street Bullies made goalie Bernie Parent's job easier. Sabres defenseman Bill Hajt (1973-87) is the spiritual forefather of the current generation because he favored blocking shots while down on a knee.