Ferguson Not Shopping Around Sundin

TSN.ca is reporting that Mats Sundin is not being

shopped around. Trade talks between teams have been heating up as the March 9th trade deadline approaches. The Leafs are in talks, but Sundin isn’t involved in any of them.

“I have not brought his name up,”sais Ferguson

“I know that there are a number or teams that would certainly value his services that he provides for us, as do we.”

“He has done that for a long time and he will continue to do that for a long time. We’re fortunate to have him. He’s a tremendous leader for us and that leadership is going to help us get back to where we need to be.”

Mats Sundin has a no-trade clause in his contract, he won’t be going anywhere unless he absolutley has to. Sundin is in the fourth year of his five year contract with the Leafs which is paying him 6.48 million dollars. There is also an option for 2006-07 which would give him 4.56 million dollars and a 756,000 dollar signing bonus!

“I think (trade talks) have picked up lately. A lot of teams are meeting with their scouting staffs . . . to see what might be out there. That’s occurring right now.” said JFJ.