I expect Svech to come in around 6.5 for 3 years if they go the bridge route. And I fully anticipate Skjei, Nino, or Gardiner (+ prospect(s)) to go in any trade. If it's one of the defensemen, all spots are filled. If it's Nino, that just opens another forward spot to fill, preferably on the cheapish end.
As it stands right now I think the roster looks something like:
Svech - Aho - Turbo
Nino - Trocheck - Necas
Martinook - Staal - Fast
Lorentz - Stepan/Drury - Leivo
Slavin - Pesce
Skjei - Bear
Cole - DeAngelo
The LHD is stacked and very expensive, especially for Gardiner to be an extra. That's why I really think we use Gardiner or Skjei in a trade for a LW (ie Tarasenko). That would also offset 4 (Gardiner) or 5.25 million (Skjei) of the large contract we take on.
In all honesty, I think Skjei+ for Tarasenko makes too much sense even though I would like to keep Skjei.