Dave Gross

Copy Editor / Sports Writer

Dave is an accomplished writer, editor, and broadcaster with more than 20 highly successful years in newspaper, television, radio, and communications. He has written for both the Ottawa Sun and Citizen as well as for national publications like The Hockey News and the National Post. At Postmedia News, Dave worked as a national editor/hockey and football writer for five years. His television experience includes reporting stints with CKCO-TV (Kitchener) and A-Channel (Ottawa). As for radio, Dave has been heard locally on both TEAM 1200 (now TSN 1200), CFRA and 1310NEWS. Raised in Montreal, Dave has also spent time in Toronto and Owen Sound (where he paid his dues!). He arrived in his new home of Ottawa in 1999.
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Spirits lifted for Senators during dads’ trip

Spirits lifted for Senators during dads’ trip

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images I imagine if my dad was watching, I’d work at about the same level. In this grim swamp of a season for the Ottawa Senators, this past week presented a rare light and positive look. The dads’ trip. As far as I know, most National Hockey League teams [...]

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Under-manned Senators get the job done out west

Under-manned Senators get the job done out west

Photo courtesy of NHLI via Getty Images Not bad at all. Your heroes march out to California this past week in the midst of an eight-game whopper of a losing string and proceed to cut it with a pair of wins in the Los Angeles region. The Cali-hat-trick though was not to be as Ottawa lost to the suddenly [...]

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Senators streak indicative of state of entire organization

Senators streak indicative of state of entire organization

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images In the NHL there’s, of course, the Great 8. The Ottawa Senators however are well on the other side of the discussion as far as ‘8’ goes. Eight straight losses. This team is sinking harder and faster than my RSP portfolio. Hell, we all knew [...]

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Mid-season report card sports few surprises for teetering Senators

Mid-season report card sports few surprises for teetering Senators

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images We’re on the brink of hitting the mid-way point in the NHL season. For the Ottawa Senators, the first half had its moments . . . some of them actually good . . . but most, bad. Here’s what we see when evaluating the talent that brought us to this point. [...]

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Not all miserable in Senator land

Not all miserable in Senator land

Photo credit: NHLI via Getty Images Well now, wasn’t that a party? Not the kind where everyone has a festive time and hugs, good feelings and smiles are shared around the room. Nope, this was more of the kind of party where your guests drink too much, break some chairs, accidentally let the [...]

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Senators roster shuffle is a case of who’s-who

Senators roster shuffle is a case of who’s-who

Photo credit: NHLI via Getty Images Agatha Christie has nothing on the Ottawa Senators. Her classic thriller, And Then There Were None, details the story of a number of guests travelling to a deserted island following a mysterious invitation. One by one the guests are picked off. Ottawa’s lineup [...]

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Karlsson’s return trip anything but joyous

Karlsson’s return trip anything but joyous

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images I think for all the parties involved, the day they were looking most forward to was Sunday. Not Saturday. Be it Erik Karlsson or Pierre Dorion or Chris Tierney or Pete DeBoer or Guy Boucher, to a man, getting this circus out of town and over and done with was [...]

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Karlsson returns to capital

Karlsson returns to capital

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images So, I imagine there will be a little bit of interest in this one. Saturday, the best player in Ottawa Senator franchise history makes his return to the capital. Yup, that would be one Erik Karlsson whose relatively anonymous season on the west coast gets thrust [...]

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November blues? Watch hockey

November blues? Watch hockey

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images November, from where we sit, has to be the dreariest month on the calendar. Windy, cold and dark (most years; this year), November is ‘King of the Blahs.’ With this valuable information in hand we say, thank God for hockey. And thank God for good [...]

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Senators need to bear and bare down

Senators need to bear and bare down

I don’t know Mike McKenna. I sure don’t know Craig Anderson. But I feel for them. Really. The Ottawa Senators are many things – young and untried, but rich in potential in many areas – but giving a crap about helping out their netminders is not one of them. At least that [...]

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