Half the arena is going to closed?
..why wouldn't they open up that half and put the tickets out for sale? Even something cheap like $10 would still put some money into their pockets.
"Because this is a free event we will not be offering tickets to this event. Please click here for a chance to get tickets. Thanks for choosing StubHub!"
The lower bowl is closed because it is being used for draftees and their families, NHL personnel, league related invitees, etc. The Devils only get the 100 and 200 levels to give out.
For anyone complaining about this process, just stop it. If they sold tickets people would be crying that they are fleecing their fans to a nothing event. This team absolutely can't win with some of its own fans. They did the right thing by rewarding their most loyal customers first and raffling off the remainder so everyone who isn't a STH has the same opportunity as everyone else to get a ticket.
Like someone said previously, there are likely to be a number of tickets put on this site as we get closer to the draft by STH's. Patience is a virtue.