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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NHL sagas we’re waiting to see unfold

NHL sagas we’re waiting to see unfold

ABOVE: Early indications are that Juraj Slafkovsky was a good pick. Canadians love a good story almost as much as they love their hockey. So, pairing the two together makes sense, no? In each of our seven centres – Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg (just [...]

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Mass and Sass heading to retirement

Mass and Sass heading to retirement

ABOVE: Defenceman Zdeno Chara is retiring after 20 years. A variety of thoughts this week as training camp for the big boys officially gets rolling. THEY’RE DONE: BIG Z AND P.K. Zdeno Chara and P.K. Subban – two of the most notable defencemen of the past two decades – are retiring. [...]

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Canada, who ya’ got?

Canada, who ya’ got?

Want 6/7th of the country after your scalp? Put together a ranking – top to bottom – of Canadian NHL clubs. So, with that in mind . . . here we go. And for the first time in many a year, the disgruntlement won’t be zinging out of Eastern Ontario. Central Quebec and Ontario though? [...]

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Senators working the steps, upwards

Senators working the steps, upwards

Labour Day has come and gone, and for those tiring of summer, the CFL, MLB, tennis, golf and over-long visits from your in-laws, hockey’s about to make its return. As does your charming narrator from over in this corner. Good to be back at Ottawa Life for – what is it? – a sixth [...]

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Pierre’s Summer of Love

Pierre’s Summer of Love

It is officially off-season for the National Hockey League. For the journalists who cover the circuit pretty well every day from a stretch linking September to early July, this time of year signals a blessed six-to-seven week break. (Having stated that, said journalists are never far from their phones [...]

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Senators skip the queue with slew of moves

Senators skip the queue with slew of moves

Like a kid in a candy store there’s much to choose from after a week’s work of activity in National Hockey League circles that truly ripped into action Wednesday. Let’s dip in, and savour. But steer clear of the jawbreakers and SweeTarts. When’s the last time you took centre [...]

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Wacky day ends with Ottawa’s offence jacked up

Wacky day ends with Ottawa’s offence jacked up

Let me get this straight, did Matt Murray just do what he seemingly hasn’t been able to do since he landed in Ottawa? That’d be, making a key save? It certainly looked that way following a somewhat crazy morning then afternoon leading up to Thursday night’s NHL entry draft. [...]

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NHL draft won’t be the next Haul of Fame

NHL draft won’t be the next Haul of Fame

Nineteen years ago this summer the National Hockey League conjured something quite remarkable – the absolute best draft in modern-day history. The year was 2003 - for those who have problems with math - and not only was that first round a bonanza but the following rounds proved rich with long-staying [...]

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On Avs, Alfie and St. Nick

On Avs, Alfie and St. Nick

Various blips in need of a blast in this week’s special National Hockey League roundup. Lots to cover off as hockey melts the ice on another season and has already fired up a jump-start towards the next. Enjoy. Avs Trump a Dynasty It was bound to happen. In fact, I thought the New York [...]

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Downtown arena for Senators takes major step forward

Downtown arena for Senators takes major step forward

It’s still remains a few years from reaching fruition but the long-time dream of Ottawa Senator fans to see their team head downtown took a big step forward Thursday morning. The National Capital Commission reached a memorandum of understanding with the Senators and a group of interested parties [...]

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