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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Cards are in Ottawa’s hands . . . sort of

Cards are in Ottawa’s hands . . . sort of

We’re less than a month away from arguably the biggest 48 hours in Ottawa Senators’ history. The drama, mystery and intrigue will definitely get interesting. Kind of an Agatha Christie novel on blades. Without the murder, of course. For the Senators, general manager Pierre Dorion is easily [...]

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Leafs top Canadian club list

Leafs top Canadian club list

Brian Burke has always remained an interesting hockey icon. Pull-no-punches, tell it like it is. That’s Burkie. He’s a quote machine too. When he was dismissed by the Maple Leafs a few years back, here’s what he quipped: “There's sometimes when you get fired and you see [...]

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No man is an Island(er)?

No man is an Island(er)?

People who know me know this – I generally like to bounce around from favourite team to favourite team. (I get called on it a lot, but I like to reference it as a privilege of age). Used to be the Ottawa Senators, but that was a little too homey. Most recently we called the Toronto Maple Leafs [...]

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Isles-Bruins East finale? You betcha’

Isles-Bruins East finale? You betcha’

The Great Eight. With apologies for the steal on Alex Ovechkin’s nickname, that’s where we stand right now. Eight teams with a shot at Lord Stanley. After a qualifying round record of 5-3, Round 1 of the true playoffs produced a resounding 5-3 record (resounding?) of guess-taking. So [...]

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Sucking in your glut

Sucking in your glut

How’s your glut? Getting enough glut? Is the glut cutting into your chores; things you should be doing around the house? Yes folks it’s a changed world after all. The result from the hockey side of things is . . . of course . . . there is a glut of hockey to watch. This weekend the buffet [...]

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Will upsets continue in NHL’s ‘second’ round?

Will upsets continue in NHL’s ‘second’ round?

On to Round 2. Or is it Round 1? Under the new-look National Hockey League, take your pick. This corner went a true-blue 5-3 in its qualifying round selections, and now we’re set to stumble around blindly in the dark with daring predictions for the next round. (Whatever you want to call it). [...]

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NHL gets it right in bright return

NHL gets it right in bright return

It’s rare that National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman lands any kind of praise from this corner. As rare as the steak my step-mother orders (Hi Marion!). Poor, far-reaching similes aside – kudos for the long-time head of hockey don’t come easy. This is a guy who thought [...]

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Qualifying round highlights summer’s hottest time

Qualifying round highlights summer’s hottest time

Nothing like a hot August day-and-night to get you set for hockey. I guess fans of the sport will have to take what they can get this year. Such is life under the heavy heft of a pandemic The National Hockey League’s first-ever qualifying round – involving all of Canada’s teams but [...]

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Ottawa’s draft pick — Stuetzle or Byfield, who’s your guy?

Ottawa’s draft pick — Stuetzle or Byfield, who’s your guy?

Above: Quinton Byfield (Photo:Terry Wilson, OHL images) It’s the biggest question in Ottawa. (Not if the LRT is running, that’s not so much a question as a gamble). Just who the heck is going at No. 2? And furthermore, who the heck is then going at No. 3? The ball’s in the Los [...]

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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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