I captain a beer league team of "advanced beginners," and we have a situation where the team has indicated to me that they want me to ask a certain member of the squad to leave. I want to do it, but I want to not come across as mean or rude. What I am about to describe may come across as us wanting him gone because of the way he plays, but that is not the main issue. Yes, he is the worst player on the team (none of us are that great), but he thinks that he is the best. He is constantly demanding more ice-time, PP time, play defense, whatever. That we can, maybe, overlook and laugh off. The other issue, we cannot. Half-way through the season, the rink manager has told me that the guy had not paid (where I play, players pay the rink directly). As a result, he was suspended and missed the last 2 games of the regular season and all of the playoffs. So, my question is this: any captains have had to do this and how did you handle this? Thanks in advance.