Hockey writer for USA TODAY since 1986.

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Kevin Allen has been USA TODAY's hockey writer since 1986, and has spoken hockey fluently since he was a young man growing up in Wayne, Mich. He has covered roughly 570 NHL playoff games, 25 Stanley Cup finals. and seven Olympic tournaments. He wrote his first NHL story in the 1970, and covered h...

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Dec 03, 2016

Good, but not great. @jhascup22 asks, "Are there any great teams in the NHL right now?" 

Dec 02, 2016

NHL draft 2017: Active month in rankings; biggest surprises in Europe (via @daredlinereport) 

Nov 30, 2016

Harnarayan Singh becomes first Sikh to call game in English at Maple Leafs-Flames. 

Nov 28, 2016

NHL awards at the quarter mark: Carey Price charging to another MVP 

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