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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No surprises as Senators start season

No surprises as Senators start season

ABOVE: Anton Forsberg has filled in while Matt Murray recovers from a flu bug. (PHOTO: courtesy NHL.com) It certainly is, as they say, a small sample size. Nevertheless if this is what the Ottawa Senators ‘are,’ no one should be terribly surprised. (Add in a Brady Tkachuk who plays Thursday [...]

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You can breathe now, Tkachuk’s a done deal

You can breathe now, Tkachuk’s a done deal

Hear that? A collective deep intake of breath (lasting, um, about 12 months), then a collective, cleansing exhale. It’s meditation practice at its best. And that’s the only way the collective fan base of the Ottawa Senators has plowed its way through an exceedingly stressful past few months. [...]

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All thoughts remain on Brady as NHL season hits pavement

All thoughts remain on Brady as NHL season hits pavement

And I quote: “When these things stretch on, they take on a bit of a life of their own. And, unfortunately, and this may be a little bit of news for you, you can’t believe everything you see on social media. But, unfortunately, what we’ve seen in the last couple of days is conjecture [...]

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Playoffs is Ottawa’s goal, but is it realistic?

Playoffs is Ottawa’s goal, but is it realistic?

Will or can the Ottawa Senators conclude the upcoming season with a spot in the playoffs? Apparently that’s what the general manager thinks, given his contention the rebuild is over. We know what the Senators are, and that’s a young, assertive team with good pace; a team with questionable [...]

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Senator fans continue to squirm

Senator fans continue to squirm

Marge Simpson: You know, Homer, it's very easy to criticize. Homer Simpson: Fun, too. And so it is, Ottawa Fan. You have come to this, eh? Really can’t blame you . . . when you think about it. This stuff has been going on for years. By ‘stuff,’ I mean players wanting out or [...]

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Senators’ rebuild is over? Really?

Senators’ rebuild is over? Really?

“The rebuild is done . . .” "We've had a plan since we started this rebuild. I feel that we're in the next stage now, it's time to start to win.” The previous comments brought to you by Pierre Dorion (from various sources). In some respects, I guess this is good [...]

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Where Art Thou, Brady?

Where Art Thou, Brady?

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Sure, computer gamers from the mid-1980s would scratch their heads over that one for a few years, but here in Ottawa it’s a different type of game: Where in the world is Brady Tkachuk? St. Louis? Hunkered down in Ottawa . . . east or west, north or south? [...]

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De Grasse unleashes ‘wow’ factor

De Grasse unleashes ‘wow’ factor

1928. 19.62. 5. Lots of numbers to digest and with that Canada exploded in joy. Andre De Grasse brought a country to its feet. So let’s rewind and look at the numbers this remarkable Canadian conjured with his gold-medal romp in the Olympic 200-metre finale on Wednesday. Canada had not taken [...]

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Rebuild over, next steps please?

Rebuild over, next steps please?

Photo: Courtest OttawaSenators.com Back-to-back against the Ontario rival. Great way to get started, eh? For the Ottawa Senators ‘getting started’ has been the tale of the tape since the spring of 2017. Making it all the way to the Eastern Conference finale – against the eventual [...]

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July’s been a family affair for Toronto siblings

July’s been a family affair for Toronto siblings

ABOVE: Penny Oleksiak and her brother Jamie Oleksiak (Photos: courtesyMacleans.ca and Getty Images). Pretty uneventful July if you’re last name is Oleksiak. Nope. Nothing to see here. Dull as dishwater; yawn-inducing as a Ken Dryden speech. Yup - just a cascade of Olympic medals and new Summer [...]

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