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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Toronto adds while Ottawa – apparently – set to subtract

Toronto adds while Ottawa – apparently – set to subtract

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images So, how was your weekend? If you’re the Toronto Maple Leafs, not too bad. With the signing of John Tavares, the Leafs might not be a certainty for a Stanley Cup, but they’ve sure put themselves in a solid position to compete for the championship [...]

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Patience takes a vacation for fans of NHL draft

Patience takes a vacation for fans of NHL draft

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images What’s the most entertaining fallout from a National Hockey League draft? Rampant speculation. Year after year after year, we get loads of it once the picking gets done. When the Ottawa Senators snagged Boston College forward Brady Tkachuk with [...]

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Ottawa Senators sinking like the Titanic

Ottawa Senators sinking like the Titanic

I remember the day clearly. When polishing up the season synopsis of the Ottawa Senators on the ice (back in early April), the thought that this was definitively the worst year in franchise history was right there, smack-dab on the page. Justifiable. The team that came within a Chris Kunitz [...]

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Will No. 4 be the one for Senators?

Will No. 4 be the one for Senators?

Cheesy as it sounds – ‘may the fourth be with you’ – is something Ottawa’s suffering faithful sure hopes bears fruit. Because let’s face it Senator fan, the past 12 months have been plagued with more pot-holes than Carling Avenue in April. With a pending nasty [...]

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NHL Playoffs: A veritable alphabet soup

NHL Playoffs: A veritable alphabet soup

Photo courtesy of NHLI via Getty Images Here we go. It’s the A, B, Z’s (American pronunciation for rhyming purposes please) of the Stanley Cup playoffs, with a few Ottawa references thrown in. (This IS an Ottawa-based magazine after all, right?). So, strap on your ‘well, [...]

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Building an NHL winner? ‘Zip-a-dee-doo-dah’

Building an NHL winner? ‘Zip-a-dee-doo-dah’

Photo courtesy of NHLI via Getty Images Mimicry goes back a long way in hockey. Watching what the other guy does to attain success and then attempting to imitate the same plan has become an art form. Back in the early to mid-70s, toughness was ‘in.’ Philadelphia knocked the [...]

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Too soon for Knights to wear the crown

Too soon for Knights to wear the crown

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images Dear Johnny NHL Fan, By definition, writing a column entails churning up and slamming in a hefty helping of opinion. I get it. But this one I had trouble writing because – let’s face it – trotting out THIS opinion is kind of like launching [...]

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Draft-day preparation off and running for Senators

Draft-day preparation off and running for Senators

No. 4 and No. 22. Two digits that underline how critical the past week was, and the weeks approaching will be, for the Ottawa Senators. It’s never too early to start preparing for an NHL entry draft that will see you – at this point – selecting fourth and 22nd overall. This [...]

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Boucher sticks as Buff bashes critics and Knights baffle

Boucher sticks as Buff bashes critics and Knights baffle

SENATORS: A Week in Review is a weekly column looking back at the week in Ottawa Senators hockey written by OLMSports Dave Gross. Photo courtesy of NHLI via Getty Images Change can be a good thing. Of course, that adage doesn’t apply so much here in Ottawa where the status quo will [...]

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Still enjoying the season so far, Ottawa Senator fan?

Still enjoying the season so far, Ottawa Senator fan?

SENATORS: A Week in Review is a weekly column looking back at the week in Ottawa Senators hockey written by OLMSports Dave Gross. Feature photo Courtesy NHLI via Getty (Andre Ringuette) Still enjoying the season so far, Ottawa Senator fan? Quite the capper rolled in Friday evening when deputy [...]

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