Sides won't discuss 'progress' made

Although the league and union claimed they made progress during this week's talks, the lack of information about what actually happened is worrisome.

Updated: May 20, 2005, 10:09 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

Only the National Hockey League and its players could meet for four straight days, 22 hours over the past two, claim success, and then have nothing to say about it.

Continuing a logic-defying path embarked upon long before the game became marginalized and its very existence imperiled, the league and its players did just that Friday evening.

After meeting for more than 14 hours Thursday, the longest session since the 2004-05 season was canceled, the sides met for almost eight hours ...

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