Gostisbehere is Larkin in reverse, but his quality play came in the 2ND half and was top of mind... That Eichel wasn't nominated is borderline insanity.
Wouldn't label is as insanity just due to the fact that this was an amazing class of rookies. Any of the top 5 could have potentially won or been nominated in years past.
What Gostisbehere did as a defenceman is the reason he was a finalist. He isn't a complete liability in his own end either, although he has made a few rookie mistakes. 10th in the NHL for Dmen for PPG is a pretty decent stat for a rookie. Developing a steady NHL defenceman is one of the hardest things to do in sports.