St. Louis Blues fans love the gritty, tenacious style of forward Vladimir Sobotka. His game translates anywhere, including his home country, the Czech Republic.

Sobotka is one of many NHL players who have jettisoned to Europe to find a place to play during the NHL lockout and Sobotka is excelling.

Sobotka has tallied eight points in just five games, showcasing an offensive flair that generally comes secondary to the defensive minded forward.

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