Last Monday was an unusually frenetic day for Bob Crawford, filled with a number of diverse tasks as another Wolf Pack practice glided along in front of him.
For the last 29 years as a broadcaster and media relations director in the American Hockey League, Crawford, 51, is accustomed to the syncopation. But he seemed to be particularly preoccupied, so when his cellphone rang, Crawford was tempted not to answer it.
“I almost didn’t answer the call,” Crawford said. “Obviously, I am so happy that I did.”
As it turned out, the New York Rangers, the NHL parent club of the Wolf Pack, were on the other end. The club was having a schedule conflict with its normal team of radio...