First, I'll talk about the aside in form of the Woodslicer. The Woodslicer is what I consider a niche blade. It is a impulse hardened spring steel blade "borrowed" from the meat cutting industry, the same blade stock is sold by Spectrum and Iturra as the Kerfmaster and Bladerunner for significantly less money than Highland charges. It has very little set and produces veneer cuts as smooth as most carbide blades but dulls VERY quickly due to the very soft teeth (Rc 40-52 where as even standard carbon blades are Rc 63-64). The niches that it fits in are on small saws that can't properly tension a thicker band, when one needs the thinnest possible kerf to save precious veneer wood or when you just need to resaw once in a blue moon but still want minimal post resawing surface prep. Also for milling these blades are a poor choice due to lack of swarf clearance related to their lack of set.
One of the biggest concerns when milling logs is the size of the table and/or your care setting up infeed/outfeed support. Honestly, none of the MM professional line (up to and including the MM24) really have a large enough table to avoid a lot of extra support but that is easy to accomplish.
Blade wise I don't mill on my saws with $250 plus carbide blades since there is too high of a chance to destroy a blade, I simply use a carbon low TPI 1.3-2 blade in the 1 to 1 1/2" range, if I plan to cut veneer from it I block it out first them move to a saw with a carbide blade since I trust my metal detector more with thinner stock. I would cut what you have on a MM16 with a 1" Woodmaster C (not CT) 1/3 TPI blade.
As for veneer cutting carbide blades for the MM16 I would suggest a 3/4" Trimaster 3-4 tpi variable pitch or a Laguna 3/4 or 1" Resaw King. The MM16 is going to be a little low on tension for the thicker Lenox blades but a 1" is fine in the thinner gauge RK. The Woodmaster CT doesn't come thinner than 1" and also doesn't provide quite as smooth a cut as the other two due to being lower TPI and has higher amplitude harmonics due to not being available in variable pitch in the 1" size.
In the end the MM16 with proper blade choice will handle your jobs just fine. It will need to extra attention with support for the longer pieces but will handle the smaller ones without a lot of extra support.