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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Losing culture could be problematic down the road for Senators

Losing culture could be problematic down the road for Senators

PHOTO: Courtesy NHLI via Getty Images We realize over here in this corner that two games is indeed a small sample size, however it is troubling to watch this year’s (early) rendition of the Ottawa Senators creating, what you would hope, is not a template. Yes, it’s wondrous to fill the [...]

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Sens empty dust-bin of calamitous past few seasons

Sens empty dust-bin of calamitous past few seasons

“Who is Chris Tierney, Alex?” It’s the type of stumper that’ll perplex even the best of Jeopardy champions (even James Holzhauer, me-thinks). Answer being: This player lead the Ottawa Senators in scoring by a forward last season. Matt Duchene was long gone to Ohio by [...]

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It’s a happy new day in Leafs/Senators relationship

It’s a happy new day in Leafs/Senators relationship

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images The National Hockey League’s trade deadline day, with all its pomp, build-up and platitudes, is generally a let-down in the drama department. The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs though made sure this year’s version teed off with theatricals [...]

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Bland draft gives way to NHL free agency

Bland draft gives way to NHL free agency

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images Stage 1 of the NHL’s off-season is in the books. The National Hockey League entry draft now makes way for what promises to be (here’s hoping) an intriguing free agency window – Stage 2. That window gets cranked open next Monday (July 1). After [...]

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Senators turn the page on dismal season

Senators turn the page on dismal season

Photo courtesy of NHLI via Getty Images The legendary rocker Bob Seger must be reading the Ottawa Senators’ collective mind: Turn the Page. Seger’s ditty doesn’t have anything to do with hockey, however the message behind the song’s title could fit nicely into Ottawa’s [...]

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D.J. the coach was once D.J. the enforcer

D.J. the coach was once D.J. the enforcer

Photo credit: NHLI via Getty Images So then, Denis D.J. Smith is your (relatively) new guy. I can’t pretend to tell you what he’s like as a coach, head coach or assistant. His former players – be it in Toronto or with the 2015 Memorial Cup champion Oshawa Generals – will gladly [...]

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Blues should be a dandy

Blues should be a dandy

The former Maple Leaf prospect, or the former OHL champion in the league’s smallest market? That’s just one of the questions facing prognosticators as the Stanley Cup finale opens this week between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. Tuukka Rask (yep, he was a Leaf draft pick – [...]

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Bruins in a relaxed frame on the way to Cup final

Bruins in a relaxed frame on the way to Cup final

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images Rest, or rust? Is it best, or bust? The Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins will let us in on the answer to those questions when the Stanley Cup final finally gets underway sometime in the near future. (That sometime was finally determined this past week [...]

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NHL post-season bringing the drama

NHL post-season bringing the drama

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images Here’s one for the water cooler – what sort of grade would you give for this year’s NHL playoffs? If you’re a fan of tight hockey and biting your nails, give it a solid A. The numbers simply say as much. Here we sit near the end of Round [...]

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Boston leading playoff chase

Boston leading playoff chase

Photo courtesy NHLI via Getty Images This year’s playoffs, aka – The Island of Misfit Toys – continues. Odds are you’re already well out of the winning zone with your hockey pool. Tampa, Winnipeg, Nashville and Calgary laid waste to a lot of high hopes and savvy selections. [...]

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