They did it a few years ago with Anaheim and LA. I would even have gone to that but had no money at the time - and believe it or not I think tickets were fairly hard to get hold of.
For me though - it doesn't matter. I'd rather see a Sabres game in Buffalo as opposed to travelling to Germany. Its a nice idea - but I think its something that can be disrupting for the start of the season.
This would've been perfect for me if I was still planning my temporary move to Poland for this fall, but oh well. Still love the idea. I wonder if any games are gonna be done around the Berlin or Hamburg areas, or if this is strictly a Mannheim thing. Hopefully Hecht will still be in the fold by then. And lastly, I'm still all for the trip to St. Petersburg as well.