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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NHL swings and misses, big time

NHL swings and misses, big time

Stephen King has notched his rightful place high up on the pole as one of my more revered writers (especially his earlier stuff). He came to mind Friday night shortly after 8. From the perspective of many an Ottawa Senator fanatic, only King – the Sultan of Scare – could have imagined such [...]

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Draft lottery awaits, Super A.J. returns, COVID still hitting hard

Draft lottery awaits, Super A.J. returns, COVID still hitting hard

A number of thoughts, observances, and opinions as we head towards Friday’s NHL draft lottery. Some of these thoughts are actually salient. Really. Hold tight. Tick-tock on an early Senators’ Christmas Finally, it’s here. There hasn’t been much of anything to get charged [...]

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Canadian teams look to post-season and draft

Canadian teams look to post-season and draft

Above: Morgon Reilley will return to the Leafs lineup (Courtesy NHLI via Getty Images) It’s lonely at the bottom. The Ottawa Senators – as discussed at great length in this space last week – won’t be taking part in the 24-team slap-and-tickle know as the NHL playoffs later [...]

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Senators set to play Wheel of Fortune

Senators set to play Wheel of Fortune

Everything’s coming up roses? In the case of the Ottawa Senators, at the very least, the seeds have been sown. While much of the rest of the National Hockey League concerns itself with how the upcoming playoffs will look this summer, which involves 24 clubs, Ottawa likely won’t be paying [...]

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Some Netflix selections in lieu of news about the NHL draft

Some Netflix selections in lieu of news about the NHL draft

As the Ottawa Senators prepare for the NHL draft – whenever that’s intended to take place – whilst (‘whilst?’) the rest of the world attempts to untangle what the hell dunce-caps Donald Trump and our vaunted say-nothing leader Justin Trudeau spout about COVID-19 (IMHO), [...]

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Kindness comes to call during tough times

Kindness comes to call during tough times

Nice. Niceness. Really wishy-washy words. Until now. To truly get the gist – the meaning – of what it’s truly like to be nice or kind, throw your community, your province and your country into a seemingly endless bind. Well, we’re here now aren’t we. Coronavirus or [...]

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A work in progress?

A work in progress?

Upon reflection, maybe we should have called her Darcy Tucker, or maybe Ken Linesman or even Sean Avery. We settled on Maggie. Now, Maggie can mean many, many things and is ‘short’ for many, many things as well. Maggie can mean Magnificent or Magnanimous or Marvelous. Maggie can also [...]

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Report cards come a little – too – early

Report cards come a little – too – early

We are supposed to be gunning for a playoff season just around the corner. We’re supposed to be talking about who’s going to win the goal-scoring race, Auston Matthews, Alex Ovechkin or David Pastrnak. We’re supposed to be talking about MVP and whether the unexpected Leon Draisaitl [...]

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Netflix ratings must be through the roof

Netflix ratings must be through the roof

What to do, what to do, what to do? Seems like sports fans jonesing for something – anything – to fill their suddenly vast and endless free time now that hockey, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, etc., etc. and etc. have been quarantined, the eyes and ears are turning to Netflix. That [...]

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Dearth of hockey brings about ‘classic’ possibilities

Dearth of hockey brings about ‘classic’ possibilities

If you could have your choice of NHL games or series to re-watch, what would populate your list? That thought popped into my head Saturday night as I sat in front of my TV going: something’s missing . . . right – Hockey Night in Canada. Sure it was great watching a repeat of that 2016 season [...]

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