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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Jun 24, 2017

These six NHL teams have work to do before free agency.  https://usat.ly/2t7wQG5 

Jun 24, 2017

My look at some of the under-the-radar moves from early in the NHL draft.  https://usat.ly/2rNQ7YV 

Jun 24, 2017

My winners and losers (so far) from a wild draft week. What will happen today?  https://usat.ly/2tEBF73 

Jun 24, 2017

Why did the back-to-back Cup champ Penguins get Ryan Reaves? They paid a steep price.  https://usat.ly/2tEmF94 

Jun 24, 2017

Breaking down all the trades (and some signings) from Day 1 of the draft.  https://usat.ly/2tDRRoV 

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