Wait, actual NHL games being played? Playoff seedings to predict? What is this sorcery? Yes, the NHL is back, and the 2013 is about to commence. Which means it’s time for the Puck Daddy Staff Prognostications, in all their feeble glory – starting with the Eastern Conference. We predict the division winners and the conference standings, offering pithy justification for both. Enjoy. The panel consists of Sean Leahy, associate editor; Harrison Mooney, associate editor; Dmitry Chesnokov, senior writer; Ryan Lambert, columnist and man about town; Darryl "Dobber" Dobbs, fantasy hockey guru and founder of DobberHockey.com ; and Greg Wyshynski, editor.