Claude Giroux is trying to be Nostradamus again.
The Flyers captain said on Tuesday that there was "no doubt the Flyers are a playoff team." As of Tuesday, the Flyers had a 3.9 percent chance of making the playoffs. Is there a way? Certainly. Is there no doubt? Absolutely not.
Giroux has reason to be upbeat. The Flyers are on a season-long four-game winning streak that has the team flying high. Despite that, the standings still offer slim hopes for playoffs. The Flyers are still 10 points out of a playoff spots with 31 games to go.
But the next three - the first of 12 in February - are the most crucial to Giroux's comments being fact or fiction.