Union disputes claim, no progress made

Updated: August 27, 2004, 2:50 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

It has long been the National Hockey League Players' Association position that it's the league's owners that are driving the lockout bus, that commissioner Gary Bettman has staked his reputation and indeed his legacy on his ability to deliver a salary cap to his owners and that the game will be sacrificed indefinitely to that end.

The rhetoric tables were turned dramatically after Thursday's four-hour bargaining session in Ottawa when it was NHL executive vice-president and chief legal officer ...

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