I saw this on another board. Seems strange. The goalie transfer made sense in that you either start or sit, and the dalliance by Dickson was not surprising given the logjam at attack/offensive midfield, but Cormier played about as much as an offensive middie could play last year. Maybe he was expecting to play attack this coming year and was disappointed that a transfer seemed likely to grab the lefty attack spot and didn't want to play another year at middie. Maybe he was intrigued to see that a big Canadian lefty is now the offensive coordinator around here and wants to play fro him. Who knows. It still seems weird that a returning started who was expected to have a major role in whatever year they resume play would ask to leave.