All that talk last hockey season from Jaromir Jagr about loving life as a Philadelphia Flyer may have been true.

The same goes for his summer agenda: Return to the NHL next season for a club that really wanted him, one where he'd be a happy camper.

Money, Jagr vowed, absolutely would not be the deciding factor.

We'll have to take the future Hall of Fame right wing's word there because it looks like chasing another $1 million or so could indeed have been what ultimately made Jagr a one-and-done Flyer Tuesday.

Instead of accepting an offer to return to Philly, No. 68 opted to play for the Dallas Stars next season.