NHL free agency 2013 turned two weeks old on Friday, and activity continued to be all but dormant. The UFA jamboree always cools down after the first few days, but this year it has been particularly dull after the first flurry of signings beginning July 5.
“Yes, very quiet,’’ Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said late Friday afternoon. “And I think that’s to be expected. The cap is coming down this year [to $64.3 million] and a lot of clubs already have their roster in place and payrolls set. I don’t think you’re going to see much more, at least in the short term. Maybe things will pick up late in the summer as camps are about to open.’’