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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X-Canada check-up? Sure thing

X-Canada check-up? Sure thing

Here we are in the heart of winter (ugh) and the heart of the NHL season (yippee). Wondering what the heck the rest of the season holds for Canada’s clubs? Us too. Fill your boots (alphabetical order of course). CALGARY FLAMES If you’re unsure of what to make of the Flames this [...]

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Irritable Senator fan base targeting all-star blueliner

Irritable Senator fan base targeting all-star blueliner

PHOTO: Courtesy CBC It can take a lot of time to end up on the wrong end of wrath in Ottawa. As far as Canadian National Hockey League franchises go, Ottawa is well up there in the ‘most forgiving’ class. The fan base and - to a large extent the media – will give you a whole lot [...]

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Gulp: Report card time

Gulp: Report card time

Before launching myself into this week’s venture, I was thinking man-oh-man all these mid-season rankings, ratings and grading of teams and players populating sports websites are a bit excessive. Even lame. Then I thought – maybe, just maybe Dave the good old hockey fan out there enjoys [...]

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Tide has turned for Senators

Tide has turned for Senators

A few weeks ago, this corner was discussing the ol’ eye test. And the ol’ eye was relaying to this corner that the Ottawa Senators really, couldn’t be, absolutely cannot be . . . this godawful. C’mon people – you watch the games too, right? Was there any period of time [...]

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Watching the Buds bud while Sens moving up

Watching the Buds bud while Sens moving up

We like to hop on with a cross-Canada check-up every now and then, and with the new year on the horizon, what better time to hit the ‘now and then’ button. Overall? Not too many surprises so far, especially with the season rounding into experienced form. There are troubled waters in certain [...]

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Ottawa Senators: More burgers?

Ottawa Senators: More burgers?

PHOTO: Courtesy USA Today So Andrew Hammond retires. Is he not, then, the Paul Henderson of Ottawa Senator lore – noted for a moment in hockey history rather than something lengthier? Ponder this, as incredible as Henderson’s moment was (and it was hall of fame stuff, people), how [...]

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It’s hockey and there are injuries, get over it.

It’s hockey and there are injuries, get over it.

As the late, great Omar Little (played by the late, great Michael K. Williams) would say: “It’s all in the game, yo.” The outstanding character from the outstanding crime-political-drama The Wire likely never watched a hockey game, but his words ring kinda’ true here. If you’re [...]

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Turkey Day haunts Senators

Turkey Day haunts Senators

This is why the much-talked-about U.S. Thanksgiving model makes so much sense in the National Hockey League. The Ottawa Senators sport a 4-2 record in – roughly – the last two weeks. Good record. Roughly (again) two weeks ago they were 10 points out of a playoff spot. After going [...]

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Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto: A tale of three cities

Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto: A tale of three cities

Safe to say there are enough tasty, juicy bits in Canada’s east to fill up a large platter. Tantalizing storylines from Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto? As we roll past the quarter-mark of the National Hockey League season, the answer would be yes. So let’s delve in and see exactly what’s [...]

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Horror show continues in Ottawa

Horror show continues in Ottawa

Pierre Dorion meet Victor Frankenstein. Actually . . . just look in the mirror. Like the fictional doctor, Pierre has tried his best to build the perfect entity, selecting the optimal ‘parts’ and stitching them together, hoping it all works out. Similar outcomes, eh? What started [...]

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