About Runs On Duncan

Runs On Duncan strives to bring you the latest news about the Chicago Blackhawks and their minor-league affiliates with wit and humor. Occasionally, the writers actually achieve this.

Runs On Duncan covers not only the Blackhawks, but also the following teams:

  • Rockford IceHogs (AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks)
  • Toledo Walleye (ECHL affiliate of the Blackhawks)

For our Canadian readers (and any other readers outside of the US), the title of this site is a pun on the Dunkin’ Donuts slogan, “America Runs On Dunkin’.”

Via Dunkin’ Donuts

(We include this because we’ve had a couple of Canadian readers tell us that they didn’t know this was a pun on something until they were watching US streams of hockey games.)

About Kat

Kat is the main writer for Runs on Duncan. She is a robot dinosaur wrangler by day and Batgirl by night. Somehow, she still finds the time to write about/make fun of her favorite hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks, which is why she’s running this site. She graduated from Chuck Norris University with a degree in Awesome. When she isn’t wrangling robot dinosaurs, she is creating macros and GIFs of her favorite hockey team to mock them, because they are so mockable. She also does not think that anyone reads “About” pages very often, which is why she is filling her section of the page with blatant lies, but she enjoys writing about herself in the third person.

About Leiram

Leiram is is the prospects cheerleader and article translator for Runs on Duncan. She also serves as pun police for Kat–when she’s not committing some terrible infractions herself, that is. A student at recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago, Leiram is hoping to work as a teacher so she can raise funds to support her hockey habit. When she’s not angsting over the fates of the Hawks, Bruins, Pens, and Kings, she’s hyperventilating over the Heat, Wolves, and IceHogs of the AHL. She does non-hockey things too, but they’re mostly very nerdy and therefore not particularly exciting. (Can you tell she likes words?) If you’re wondering how a Puerto Rican likes hockey, her response will be the same as she always says: “Blame Kat.” There’s no one to blame for her defection during international play, though. The love for Team Canada and Tre Kronor is aaaall her fault.

Leiram hates talking about herself but enjoys telling all her hockey stories, so feel free to contact her via email or Twitter. If she takes a bit to respond, she’s likely correcting rumors about her tattoo being Jonathan Toews’ on Tumblr.

So why “Runs On Duncan”?

Because Kat enjoys puns — the dumber, the better. But it’s also true — the Chicago Blackhawks “run on Duncan” moreso than probably anyone else on the team. Check out these stats:

In 44 wins in the 2010-2011 season, Duncan Keith was a +29. He registered minus ratings in only six of those games. However, in 38 losses, he was a -30 and registered minus ratings for 23 of those games.

As Duncan Keith goes, so go the rest of the Blackhawks. More or less.

GET IT TOGETHER, MAN. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)