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Agreement to meet again sign of movement

For the second straight time, the meeting of National Hockey League and the National Hockey Players' Association was characterized as having accomplished little or nothing. But something is happening.

Updated: August 5, 2004, 12:29 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

How many teenagers throughout the history of time have disappeared for four hours and, when pressed by parents, insisted they'd done nothing.

What did you do for four hours?

Nothing.

Not to suggest the National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association are acting like teenagers, and really we're not, but it is nonetheless curious that Wednesday, for the second time in two weeks, the participants in what looms as a labor endgame for the league went at it behind closed doors ...

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