Dave Gross

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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A week of searching in vain for a higher ‘power’

A week of searching in vain for a higher ‘power’

“You got the power To keep my fire a-burnin' You got the power To keep my wheels a-turnin'” – War A hit from 1982 never felt so right in the 2020s. To many, though, the song doesn’t conjure much of a smile as Ottawa and the region’s mass power outage [...]

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Battle of Alberta won’t help Canada’s odds

Battle of Alberta won’t help Canada’s odds

PHOTO: NHL.COM At first there were three, then there were two. Soon there will be one. The percentages for a Canadian-style NHL championship have been sliced-and-diced down to a mere 25 per cent, regardless of what happens in the upcoming Round 2 of the playoffs. Canada’s last remaining [...]

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Leafs’ killer instinct not to be found

Leafs’ killer instinct not to be found

Here it is Ottawa, your absolute favourite subject . . . hello there, Toronto Maple Leafs. I know what you’re thinking: ‘C’mon man, there’s more than one Canadian team in the playoffs. I mean, c’mon!’ Agreed. But consider the bare facts (or Barefax depending [...]

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Year-end awards a mixed bag for Senators

Year-end awards a mixed bag for Senators

Pack up your things and head for the hills for the summer. The season, for the Ottawa Senators is done. And how about that season? Some advances to be sure, a few disappointments and a lot of ifs and buts. We’ve created a few categories here – as opposed to the usual year-end grading [...]

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NHL not in Jeopardy of lacking playoff questions

NHL not in Jeopardy of lacking playoff questions

It’s another edition of questions in need of answers. Or answers in need of questions. While this corner is certainly no Mattea Roach, we’ll do our best to seek truth as the playoffs rev up next week. Yowzah! WILL THE OTTAWA SENATORS BE GOLFING OR WATCHING WHEN THE NHL KICKS INTO [...]

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Senators season coming to abrupt stop

Senators season coming to abrupt stop

Less than two weeks until closing time. Seems like kind of a ‘hard stop’ here in Ottawa as interest seems to be gaining on a hockey team that is poised to do . . . well what, exactly? The Ottawa Senators are at a significant, meaningful stage in recovery (I probably didn’t need [...]

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Lance Galbraith: Ottawa’s ultimate warrior gone too soon

Lance Galbraith: Ottawa’s ultimate warrior gone too soon

This one hits like a ton of bricks. My first season covering the Ottawa 67’s for the Ottawa Sun was the first time I met Lance Galbraith. It was the fall of 1999 and I’d just spent the past 10 years in Owen Sound writing and broadcasting about the hometown Platers. Did I know much about [...]

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Senators will have company in playoff chase

Senators will have company in playoff chase

If the playoffs do eventually come knocking, who steps out of the Ottawa Senator’s way? Realistically the organization would need to take a significant jump in order to rally and compete for a spot as early as next season. Could it happen? Sure, but unless Senators management can figure out [...]

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Norris takes that next big step

Norris takes that next big step

Need a little sunshine? Here you go. One of the biggest obstacles potentially facing the Ottawa Senators and ‘taking that next big step’ is the lack of elite star power. Sure they have Thomas Chabot, but until now, not much else in the realm of A-quality offensive talent. It’s [...]

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End of an era as Melnyk passes away

End of an era as Melnyk passes away

In a very large way, Eugene Melnyk saved Ottawa from losing its National Hockey League team nearly 20 years ago. The sometimes controversial Senators owner passed away on Monday at the age of 62 after battling what was reported to be a lengthy illness. Melnyk received a liver transplant back in 2015 [...]

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