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. 

Jun 24, 2017

My look at some of the under-the-radar moves from early in the NHL draft. 

Jun 24, 2017

My winners and losers (so far) from a wild draft week. What will happen today? 

Jun 24, 2017

Why did the back-to-back Cup champ Penguins get Ryan Reaves? They paid a steep price. 

Jun 24, 2017

Breaking down all the trades (and some signings) from Day 1 of the draft. 

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