If you haven't done so yet, you gotta check out these photos of the Sharks equipment sale. This is how it's done! I've never been inside the Devils equipment sale (not a STH, so lines were way too long) but I wish they'd bring it back and do it like this:
*even the giant shark that the team uses for player intros can be purchased...for $290,000.
That Sharks setup looks very similar to the way the Devils did it in 2008, 2009, and 2010 on the main rink, except the Sharks obviously did a much better job with crowd control (or these photos were taken before the doors opened to the public). I miss the Devils equipment sales. They were a ton of fun. The one at the practice rink in 2011 wasn't as good as the others on the main rink, but I'd still rather have them do it that way rather than not doing it at all anymore...