Despite nations' ideological differences, the love of sport and country are in the forefront. The Russians seem happy to have played in the NHL and made a lot of money and had more personal freedom, but they also lament how even Russian players are now all about the money rather than the love of the game. The documentary makes viewers question whether there's a happy medium between the forced regime of the Soviet system and the highest-bidder system of today's sports teams.
Hockey is an aggressive, violent sport, and there are scenes on the ice with blood and discussions of an accident that killed a player's brother.
A couple of subtitled uses of "s--t," "s--tty," "bulls--t," "c--ksucker." Middle-finger gesture.