Vancouver Canucks Free Agency: 5 Reasons UFAs Will Sign Here

Apr 15, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks fans celebrate forward Bo Horvat (53) goal against Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller (1) (not pictured) during the second period in game one of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks fans celebrate forward Bo Horvat (53) goal against Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller (1) (not pictured) during the second period in game one of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 3, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis (2) skates against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at Rogers Arena. The San Jose Sharks won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports /

Reason #2: Donning the colors of childhood heroes

A lot of players dream to one day represent their home town/province/state teams and few get that special opportunity. To hear the cheers from the home crowd and know that your family can be at nearly every home game is a pretty tempting possibility.

In 2010, it was Dan Hamhuis, who achieved that dream when he signed with Vancouver. Hamhuis has been the consummate professional on and off the ice as the Vancouver Canucks current hometown hero.

In 2014, it was hometown rookie Jake Virtanen was was drafted by his childhood dream. In 2015, he made his NHL debut and will look to build upon his rookie campaign in his upcoming sophomore season come October.

A chance to be a difference maker and be closer to family at the same time will be a very tempting opportunity to consider for unrestricted free agents like Milan Lucic. Playing hero for the team that inspired your NHL dream would be a pretty surreal and incredible experience.

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