Well if no deal happen it will prove that he is an Єklund (2.3% accurate)... if a deal happen he could have guess right since a lot of people could do that guess
not always, sometimes in the hockey world a trade or a signing is really close but for some reason something come up and it doesnt go through. Totally possible that someone had details on that deals... say something and that one side kill the deal after. so its not black on white that if someone report a rumour that doesnt happen that he was bullsh!ting.
of course it goes both ways, it could be total bullsh!t but just cause something happen doesnt mean there wasnt real interest and that it never came close to happen.