I had an interesting discussion with someone last night. It seems this (excellent) player is leaving a team because the captain cut one of her friends from the team. A few other star players may join the mutiny. As a captain, I have always been loathe to cut (defined as not inviting them back for the next season) anyone from one of my teams. I've only done it once, when the team wanted to make a playoff run and the player's level had dropped considerably *and* I was having trouble finding them a partner. I still feel a little guilty about it, though. I can't say that the thought of not inviting someone back solely based on relative strength hasn't crossed my mind. Especially on my teams, where we split playing time equally. It can be awfully hard to put together line-ups when you have 1-2 below level players. On the other hand, it is nice to have players who won't ditch me because a better team expresses interest in them, and I can't expect that kind of loyalty if I don't give that kind of loyalty in return. Captains, what is your own policy on whether you invite players back? Do you feel an obligation of loyalty to those on your current squad? Do you cut people, and does it ever result in a mutiny? Players, would you ever leave a team if the captain cut one of your friends who was weak? If you've ever been cut, did you think it was justified?