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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Youth plunge makes for great entertainment

Youth plunge makes for great entertainment

Photo credit: NHLI via Getty Images Who knew that the low end of the cycle could be so much – well - fun? Because, I don’t even need to tell you (but apparently, I will) that the Ottawa Senators are clearly at the low end. And this is unlikely to change in the immediate future. But what [...]

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Small sample size, but Sens on target

Small sample size, but Sens on target

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images The National Hockey League hype machine is officially – as with every season – firing on all cylinders. Happens every year around this time. A couple of games in and the prophecy window is wide open for business. The Senators are this, the Leafs are [...]

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Senators: They can’t be this bad again, right?

Senators: They can’t be this bad again, right?

Photo courtesy of NHLI via Getty Images Is it time for the Ottawa Senators to finally turn the page on what can only be hailed as a year-long tire-fire? Well, duh. Face it, if this bad juju keeps going, we’re talking Harold-Ballard-era material in spades. Yup, it has been that bad. Anyone [...]

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Ottawa’s hockey base suffers yet again

Ottawa’s hockey base suffers yet again

Don’t know about you, but I’m certainly looking forward to Eugene Melnyk’s hotly anticipated book: How to Alienate a Fan Base in Short Order. Should be a great, historic and resounding read. After all, the last couple of years have presented plenty of fascinating fodder. The sizzling [...]

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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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