Jaromir Jagr's agent confirmed on July that the veteran forward would not be re-signing with the Florida Panthers after two and half seasons with the team. However, Larry Brooks of the New York Post wrote over the weekend Jagr was initially promised a contract offer from the team before the Panthers reneged on a deal. According to Brooks, the Post has "it on good authority" Jagr was told after the season he would have a new deal brought to him after the Vegas Expansion Draft, but an offer never came. Brooks said the hiring of head coach Bob Boughner could have led to the Panthers changing their mind.