I've been told, by a range of people with knowledge, that Hendricks was a tremendous asset to the Oilers in terms of his character. I believe them. This is still an important point. Character and work ethic are not magic bullets that undo the effects of bad management.
In Matt Hendricks first 3 years as an Oiler, the team finished 28th, 28th and 29th. Tell me again about this great leader.