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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All-star break gives Senators’ brass time to reflect and ponder plans

All-star break gives Senators’ brass time to reflect and ponder plans

The Ottawa Senators’ bye week is upon us. They won’t hit the ice again until Jan. 27th when they host the New Jersey Devils. That’s a break the size of the one in our foundation wall (. . . but that’s another story). Nine-days-plus. A long, long time between games. For a [...]

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Senators latest skid nothing to gloss over

Senators latest skid nothing to gloss over

Well, it could be more problematic, you could be Detroit. Actually we take that back, you WERE Detroit this past weekend. The Ottawa Senators took a plunge in to the pool that tells themselves they are the worst team in the NHL during their last collection of games. During this seven-game losing [...]

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Canadian clubs: the good and the bad and the in-between

Canadian clubs: the good and the bad and the in-between

We’re right around the halfway point in this NHL season and as we are prone to do a couple of times per season, let’s have a glance at how our seven Canadian teams are faring, and what might lie ahead in the upcoming months. Across Canada? It’s truly a mixed bag. CALGARY FLAMES: [...]

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Making the grade – your Ottawa Senators

Making the grade – your Ottawa Senators

A new year, and for a change, the Ottawa Senators head in with a modicum of hope. Couldn’t say that on the brink of 2019, or 2018. Been a while, eh? Face it, the farm is filled with potential plums and if you’ve been watching the world junior tourney, there appears to be a decent harvest [...]

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Brown/Senators: A marriage of disappointment

Brown/Senators: A marriage of disappointment

You have to start wondering at this point – if you haven’t already - just what the heck is the game plan for one Logan Brown here in Ottawa? Sure, he’s up here with the big boys at the NHL level, but seriously, I think the guys who scrape the rink during commercial breaks get more [...]

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Pageau, Duclair success clouds picture

Pageau, Duclair success clouds picture

This wasn’t supposed to be so complicated. Rebuild, lose a bunch of games, play the kids and trade any or all of the veteran assets you hold. That was the intended plan, as far as we know. But Anthony Duclair and Jean-Gabriel Pageau spoiled it. Here’s the deal: At the start of the Ottawa [...]

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A punch in the gut

A punch in the gut

A punch in the gut. An overwhelmingly heavy, heavy sadness. Guilt. Remorse. Anger. Self-frustration. Tears. A feeling unlike any other feeling; a feeling that no one else gets it or cares enough to understand it. Loneliness and fear. Sounds like a hefty case of depression, doesn't it? It probably [...]

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Tkachuk ka-chunks the opposition, repeatedly

Tkachuk ka-chunks the opposition, repeatedly

To Johnny (. . . and Jenny) Senator Fan, a few pressing internal thoughts and proposals and questions that need your attention. Have a look. Brady Tkachuk is a somewhat captivating character. This could be the understatement of the year. The second-year winger is kind of the anti-Mister Rogers. [...]

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Senator win string is perplexing for fans

Senator win string is perplexing for fans

Winning has never been so confusing. It’s the genesis of the angst Ottawa Senator fans are facing right now. In the case that you’ve been residing outside the nation’s capital (where no one seems to care what’s happening with this hockey club), Ottawa is a tidy 7-2 since Nov. [...]

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Special teams in Ottawa: the good and the bad

Special teams in Ottawa: the good and the bad

You can see why the Ottawa Senators excel in certain areas and fail in others. It’s right there in front of you. Plain as day. Head coach D.J. Smith has refined a penalty kill which in previous campaigns was far from refined. Last season Ottawa sat 23rd in the league on the penalty kill chart; [...]

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