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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Time to get a move on, Ottawa

Time to get a move on, Ottawa

Put up or shut up. Can Ottawa folk finally agree we are there? I mean, come on, the leeway given this franchise (that would be the Ottawa Senators) – especially by some members of the local media – for the past 3-4 years has been especially generous. Especially. And especially [...]

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Leafs-Jets setting intriguing tone

Leafs-Jets setting intriguing tone

Maybe next year Johnny Senators Hockey Fan will be invested in the realm of baited-breath as well. But for this year? Enjoy what lies ahead . . . regardless. The playoffs loom and for close followers of the all-Canadian division, it promises to be a Christmas-morning-style experience. First off, [...]

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A shutout for the Senator while Vancouver heads into marathon month

A shutout for the Senator while Vancouver heads into marathon month

Just a little more than three weeks left to dip in and get a taste of what you like and – perhaps – don’t like when looking at the Ottawa Senators’ future up closely. With that in mind, as the playoffs draw near for four of the Senators compatriots in the NHL North, let’s [...]

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Senators make ‘slight’ moves at deadline

Senators make ‘slight’ moves at deadline

Really, when you think about it, it’s the small things that matter in life. So-hope the Ottawa Senators who did a few of the little deals at the trade deadline but picked up a small piece that - hopefully (for them) - eventually makes a difference. Ottawa tapped on its buddy down the 417 for [...]

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Senators: Mission accomplished (for the most part)

Senators: Mission accomplished (for the most part)

ABOVE: Dzingel gets one past Hellebuyck in the Sens 4-3 loss to the Jets on April 5, 2021. (PHOTO: NHL.COM/SENATORS/VIDEO) Thanks Trooper: “We're here for a good time, Not a long time So have a good time, The sun can't shine every day.” In just more than a month’s time, [...]

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Camps open league-wide, prompting questions and answers

Camps open league-wide, prompting questions and answers

Above: Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk This past Sunday hockey returned across the board in the National Hockey League with the opening of training camps. The Ottawa Senators, one of seven teams to not qualify for the playoffs last season, opened up a few days earlier on Dec. 30th. And so it begins. [...]

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Hockey’s finally here . . . hear-hear!

Hockey’s finally here . . . hear-hear!

This week the Ottawa Senators open camp. Quickly putting together the math, it will be roughly nine-and-a-half months since the organization last stepped on to the ice as a unit. There will be loads to evaluate and examine as the club prepares for the official start to the season. Here’s a few [...]

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Naughty or nice: the ABC’s of Xmas

Naughty or nice: the ABC’s of Xmas

It’s been one helluva year, said everyone everywhere. Even in the usual sanctified domain of the sports world, the Year of COVID-19 hit hard and fast and repeatedly. But we’re moving on here, good people. ‘Tis the season for some much-required joy and boy do we need that lift, especially [...]

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Who’s tops in an all-Canadian division?

Who’s tops in an all-Canadian division?

Last week in this very corner the thought was that an all-Canadian team realignment in the National Hockey League should not only be instituted this coming season but should also be a permanent thing. Great idea? Well, I thought so. To further the discussion, this week’s gripper deals with a [...]

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Oh Canada? Works for me

Oh Canada? Works for me

It’s such a darn good idea, so let’s make it permanent. When/if/how/why/where hockey of the National Hockey League variety returns to vacant/half-full/capacity arenas, it’s looking like a sure thing that the Canadian clubs will all be lumped into the same division. Makes sense, obviously, [...]

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